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Apr 3, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/04/01/book-review-the-precipice/

 

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It is a well known fact that the gods hate prophets.

False prophets they punish only with ridicule. It’s the true prophets who have to watch out. The gods find some way to make their words come true in the most ironic way possible, the one where...


Apr 2, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/03/31/ssc-journal-club-macintyre-on-cloth-masks/

 

Content warning: this is a complicated analysis of something people care about a lot right now. I’m not confident in my analysis, the post comes to no clear conclusion and there are no easy answers about how to proceed. If I see this...



Mar 28, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/03/27/coronalinks-3-27-20/

 

The United States now has more coronavirus cases than any other country, including China, marking a new stage in the epidemic. As before, feel free to treat this as an open thread for all coronavirus-related issues. Everything here is speculative and not...


Mar 25, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/03/23/face-masks-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

 

There’s been recent controversy about the use of face masks for protection against coronavirus. Mainstream sources, including the CDC and most of the media say masks are likely useless and not recommended. They’ve recently been...