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Oct 28, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/10/24/highlights-from-the-comments-on-pnse/

 

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Alex M writes:

I think one of the main problems with the current state of rationalism (and many other fake “sciences” such as economics or sociology) is fuzzy thinking and lack of falsifiable empirical testing. So...


Oct 25, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/10/23/indian-economic-reform-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

 

From a recent Charter Cities Institute report:

From India’s independence from the British Raj in 1947 to the early 1990s, the country’s economic policy was largely socialist. In the 1980s some early steps were...


Oct 25, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/10/21/the-pnse-paper/

 

I’ve mentioned this a few times, but it’s worth going over in detail. The full title is Clusters Of Individual Experiences Form A Continuum Of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences In Adults by Jeffery Martin, with “persistent non-symbolic experience”...


Oct 22, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/10/16/is-enlightenment-compatible-with-sex-scandals/

 

Last year I reviewed The Mind Illuminated, a meditation guide by Buddhist teacher Upasaka Culadasa. Last month, Culudasa’s Buddhist community accused him of cheating on his wife with prostitutes for many years. Culadasa...


Oct 19, 2019

Link: https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/04/28/the-control-group-is-out-of-control/

 

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Allan Crossman calls parapsychology the control group for science.

That is, in let’s say a drug testing experiment, you give some people the drug and they recover. That doesn’t tell you much until you give some other people a...