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Feb 26, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/02/24/book-review-just-giving/

 

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Traditional book reviews tend to focus on a single book, such as Just Giving by Rob Reich. We ought, however, to be reviewing a broader question: what is the role of books in a liberal democratic society? And what role should they play?

Books were first...


Feb 18, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/02/17/sleep-support-an-individual-randomized-controlled-trial/

 

I worry my sleep quality isn’t great. On weekends, no matter when

I go to bed, I sleep until 11 or 12. When I wake up, I feel like I’ve overslept. But if I try to make myself get up earlier, I feel angry and want to go...


Feb 16, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/02/14/addendum-to-targeting-meritocracy/

 

I’ve always been dissatisfied with Targeting Meritocracy and the comments it got. My position seemed so obvious to me – and the opposite position so obvious to other people – that we both had to be missing something.

Reading it over, I...


Feb 15, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/02/12/confirmation-bias-as-misfire-of-normal-bayesian-reasoning/

 

From the subreddit: Humans Are Hardwired To Dismiss Facts That Don’t Fit Their Worldview. Once you get through the preliminary Trump supporter and anti-vaxxer denunciations, it turns out to be an attempt at an evo psych...


Feb 15, 2020

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/02/12/welcome-infowars-readers/

Hello to all the new readers I’ve gotten from, uh, Paul Watson of Infowars. Before anything else, consider reading this statement by the CDC about vaccines.

Still here? Fine.

Infowars linked here with the headline Survey Finds People Who Identify As Left...