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October 2022

making personal decisions is an Impossible-tier task

September 2022

Introduction Over the past week or so, I’ve been turning over the relationships between a set of common, historically-recurring concepts dear to our…

June 2022

Recently I met a new coworker, a now-former professor who left academia. Like many, he seemed wounded by the experience. This is his first…

April 2022

Scott Alexander, in his celebrated post I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup, identified tolerance as “respect and kindness toward members of an…

January 2022

Razib just did an E. O. Wilson retrospective podcast, it’s fantastic and worth listening to. As Tyler Cowen used to say, interesting throughout. One…
our secret rulers
a story of inheritances
beefing by cutting the social mores of the regency era of britannia were no less subtle than our own. gentlemen of the era—different modes of social…

April 2021

I’m writing this because I want people to know that I am not dead (in fact I am fine, I just ate a plain hamburger bun). Because I am a Robot of Very…

February 2021

too big to cancel
daily reminder to Become Good