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oh my gosh, that teaches me to keep stuff in the drafts for too long.

also, we have the same library?

only felt omissions are:

- against method, feyerabend

- the metaphysical roots of modern science, burr

- the two cultures, sno

- (bear with me) the secret of our success, heinrich

- personal knowledge, polanyi

- priests and programmers, lansing

- mythical man-month, brooks

- when prophecy fails, schachter

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Oh nice. I'm trying not to add stuff that I'm not directly familiar with but I'll at least link up Snow and (😭) add the others to my review pile. Thanks LSP :)

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This is awesome. Maybe everyone knows this, but I'm going to post it anyway. It's all publicly available information that I clicked on in the last 2 minutes. The Ribbonfarm bio of Sarah Perry, who "disappeared under mysterious circumstances," leads to the Twitter of @sarahdoingthing. The final post on that Twitter, from 2021, links to an article at Works in Progress (worksinprogress.co): "new by me - on the insidiousness of the unquestioning attitude." https://twitter.com/sarahdoingthing/status/1438511587682238474

The bio at Works in Progress for Sarah Perry includes a link to the Twitter of ..... drum roll... @literalbanana. Based on this circumstantial evidence, I believe that we can credit the mysterious Sarah Perry for being responsible for both #1. and #5. on the above list. As a proprietor of numerous online alt accounts myself, it makes me wonder how many various online personalities are simply avatars of each other. Hats off to Ms. Perry and Mr. Robot of course.

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personally i believe that the banana ate sarah perry and left evidence of her guilt to taunt investigators!

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Wow.

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by eigenrobot

Good summary. Iain McGilchrest has a new door stopper out there, “The Matter with Things”. Fascinating stuff.

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Hey, thanks for this post.

Why 'Evolutionary Game Theory'? Or, more specifically, why exactly *that* book on evolutionary game theory? Is is better than the many other books on it?

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it may or may not be better than others but i enjoyed it and i havent ready any competitors, so :^)

definitely wouldn't buy it without further thought; I do think it's important material but it is also fairly math-y (depending on your tastes) and there might be better options for sure

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that's one smart banana

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by eigenrobot

So much to read! Thank you 🙏

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by eigenrobot

“One end is archaeological. These materials map a culture that never existed.”

Eigen, the St. Thomas Moore of the robots

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this is purely vanity but I feel like you should put null call in here lol

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Love this post. Ty.

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No vgr?

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This list would be very handy if someone was recruiting people for a takeover (liberation, etc) of the world.

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sorry for my post on x. you can delete this comment after you’ve read it.✌️

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