I was very fond of this site. There were excellent essays, and the discussion structure suited me very well. I'm more of a short form writer. Also, the way it was easy to find old material and conveniently add to old threads is a feature that ssc doesn't have.
The big block of unchanging recommenda...(read more)
I'm somewhat annoyed that this claims there's a solution to becoming happier, goes on at some length, and doesn't include the solution.
So, some years later, and I'm surprised I was upset. I consider this to be progress.
There's an alternate approach I've seen in Neo-Paganism-- have a structure for rituals, and a high proportion of people who can improvise within the framework.
I don't know whether this would work for rationalist rituals (maybe if we start having smaller more frequent rituals), but I'm mentioning i...(read more)
I think the long history of "getting the homeless ready for housing" rather than just giving them housing is an example of civilizational inadequacy.
"Suburbanization makes it costly to raise children humanely; parents are forced
to choose between sending their kids off to a designated abuse facility, or
designating at least one parent to be a full-time caretaker. This work cannot be
shared among communities to realize economies of scale, because...(read more)
First, I'm seconding a couple of things. There should be a comment box.
And please don't have huge pictures for static material at the top of the home
page. There's a lot to be said for tabs with words on them at the top. I realize
three lines for a menu is fairly standard these days, but it still...(read more)
Thanks very much.
I've done that. Still haven't gotten an email. I've checked my spam folder.
I didn't get the password reset email.