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[Link] The Greek Heliocentric Theory

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[Link] A Bayes' Theorem Visualization

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Which Fields Are Underserved?

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Psychopathy and the Wason Selection Task

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23andme genome analysis - $99 today only

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Mental Models

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Don't Think Too Hard.

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Knowing What You Know

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Happiness is a Heuristic

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Is there an explanation or argument for why a CFAR donation is at least in the same ballpark of effectiveness as, say, a donation to MIRI or GiveWell?

Something I frequently see from people defending free speech is some variant of the idea "in the marketplace of ideas, the good ones will win out". Is anyone familiar with any deeper examination of this idea? For instance, whether an idea market actually exists, how much it resembles a marketplace f...(read more)

One of the charities mentioned in the article, Deworm the World, is actually a Givewell top charity, due to "the strong evidence for deworming having lasting impact on childhood development". The article, on the other hand, claims that the evidence is weak, citing three studies in the British Medica...(read more)

>Radiolab is, hands down, the best of all the podcasts. This seems universally recognized: I’ve yet to meet anyone who disagrees.

FWIW, I disagree (though I agree that everyone else seems to love it). It has high production values but I think it's pretty bad if you're actually interested in learnin...(read more)

Another investing question: if I already have some stocks that were given to me as a gift, am I better off selling them and putting the funds in an index, or just holding them?

Additional info: I already have a well funded index fund and a retirement account, the stock value would be around 10% of ...(read more)

Took the survey. Skipped the digit ratio - I could have done it but didn't feel like walking to the copier or finding a ruler.

[The Physics of Information Processing Superobjects: Daily Life Among the Jupiter Brains](http://diyhpl.us/~bryan/papers2/The%20physics%20of%20information%20processing%20superobjects%20-%20Anders%20Sandberg%20-%201999.pdf) by Anders Sanberg (1999) - paper discussing what computers up against the lim...(read more)

  • The Causal Angel - Hannu Rajaniemi, Conclusion to the Quantum Thief trilogy. I enjoyed it maybe 80% as much as the first book.
  • Anvil of the Stars - Greg Bear, sequel to the The Forge of God.

Is anyone familiar with any effective-altruist work on pushing humanity towards becoming a spacefaring species? Seems relevant given the likely difference between a civilization that develops it vs. one that doesn't.