Opinion | What I Know About Married Bliss I Learned From My Husband's Twin
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“twinnes” in a relationship, or using the royal we, enable deeper psychological buy-in
You are probably underestimating how good self-love can be - EA Forum
I am very grateful to the following people, in general, and for their helpful feedback on this post: Nick Cammarata, Kaj Sotala, Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg, Sam Clarke, Mrinank Sharma, Matej Vrzala, Vl…
When you go through loving-kindness rewriting: "You no longer pursue things in order to feel worthwhile, but simply because you want to”
Owen Cotton-Barratt on epistemic systems & layers of defence against potential global catastrophes
How should long-termist live life if they believe this civilization will last a long time? Be a good citizen, care about other people, be able to do sensible decisions, be able to think clearly
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Fireside chat | Tyler Cowen | EAG DC 2022
Tyler Cowen and Kelsey Piper cover a range of topics in this fireside chat session. Find out more about EA Global conferences at: www.effectivealtruism.org/ea-global Learn more about effective altruism at: www.effectivealtruism.org
I liked when asked a series of overated / unerated questions (at the very end)
Free Will, consciousness, creativity, explanations, knowledge and choice.
People deny there is free will. I have written about that in a number of places, not least here.They object on the basis that free will implies a supernatural force. The claim is that if things are determined then this rules out any active intervention by the mind in the world to change events in a way not already determined by the laws of physics acting on matter.
Whatever is conscious is creative. Whatever is unconscious is uncreative. Highway hypnosis is phenomenon when you drove a car on a familiar route and completely blanked on the experience. You could be doing something immersive like listening to the audiobook. In order to experience highway hypnosis first you need to solve the problems of learning how to drive and driving the route many times. “Once we have conjectured the knowledge then tested it in the world and it solves our problem then this knowledge can run like an algorithm it seems directing our behavior while that which we really are - the conscious creative entity that is a person is able to move on to learning other things. This happens when we are on so-called autopilot.”
A person is an entity that can create explanatory knowledge. And is universal in its capacity to do so. What universal here means is: there is no problem in principle which a person is incapable of tackling. And the reason for this is that the mind - the software running on the hardware that is the brain - is a universal computer. It is “Turing Complete”. So whatever a universal Turing Machine can do a human mind can do as well, given enough time
Big part of thinking well is paying attention to your expectations (tracking when your believes falsify). That’s why the practice of being attentive when you are surprise feels so productive.
Knowledge about others reduces one's own sense of anonymity - Nature
Social ties often seem symmetric, but they need not be1-5. For example, a person might know a stranger better than the stranger knows them. We explored whether people overlook these asymmetries and what consequences that might have for people's perceptions and actions.
Inaccessible stranger vs. known approachable person. When people know more about others, they think others know more about them. When participants learned about a stranger, they felt as if the stranger also knew them better, and they acted as if the stranger was more attuned to their actions. As a result participants were more honest around known strangers. Our sense of depends not only on what people know about us but also on what we know about them.
Opinion | The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.
We now know who is rich in America. And it's not who you might have guessed. A groundbreaking 2019 study by four economists, "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century," analyzed de-identified data of the complete universe of American taxpayers to determine who dominated the top 0.1 percent of earners.
1% of the richest owns weird businesses like auto dealerships. 75% earns a lot of money by owning a business and only 25% by earning wages. If you earn 75k a year only doubling the earnings will move you higher on the list.
Happiness: nature, body of water, sex, marriage/partnership, NYC the least happy, High: Flagstaff, Hawaii
Intelligence and Stupidity: The Orthogonality Thesis
Can highly intelligent agents have stupid goals?A look at The Orthogonality Thesis and the nature of stupidity.The 'Stamp Collector' Computerphile video: htt...
Ought statement can never be derived from is statement.
Putting Ideas into Words
February 2022[[[ Writing about something, even something you know well, usually shows you that you didn't know it as well as you thought. Putting ideas into words is a severe test. The first words you choose are usually wrong; you have to rewrite sentences over and over to get them exactly right.
When you write you complete your ideas. If you don’t write at all you don’t even realize you have incomplete ideas. You have an illusion that all of your ideas are complete. Tags:
MIT Sloan study finds strong evidence of political bias in formation of social media ties | MIT Sloan
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 9, 2020 - After the recent presidential election, political divisiveness is a more significant issue than ever in the U.S. But how much does political party affiliation actually impact social relationships? A recent experiment conducted on Twitter by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof.
People with different political parties identities are three times less likely to follow each other on Twitter. Based on study with bots with the identical content but different political affiliations.
What Was The Socratic Method?
This is a short video in which I explain the conception of the Socratic Method that stands at the heart of the book I'm writing.(Excerpt from longer Into the...
Believing truths and avoiding falsehoods are incompatible processes. First is believing things even though you never can be certain. Second is suspending judgment. Callard believes the Socratic method is the best way out of this. Do it like in the court room, where prosecution and defense role is to make the best effort to present cases for innocence and guilty.
It’s interesting that styles of for example ceramics changes every like hundred years (flowing trends just alike today) – Michał archeolog doing ground work on Mayan civilzation in Guatemala
America Is Living James Madison's Nightmare
James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He had spent the year before the Constitutional Convention reading two trunkfuls of books on the history of failed democracies, sent to him from Paris by Thomas Jefferson.
Madison studied failed democracies of the past to create a more resilient model of US democracy. Today, USA is ultra polarized and social media feeds us information that we already agree with. Madison worked on amending cooling and anti-mob mechanisms into the constitution. However they were dismantled over time enabling current state of democracy.