Jan 25, 2021
Don't worry, there will be real posts next week.
First, thanks for following me to Substack.
I know some of you are skeptical. I was too at first, but Substack has gone above and beyond in allaying my concerns. They've let me test out a "no popup telling you to...
Jan 22, 2021
Welcome to Astral Codex Ten! Some of you are probably veterans of my old blog, Slate Star Codex. Others may be newbies wondering what this is all about.
I'm happy to finally be able to give a clear answer: this is a blog about ṛta.
Ṛta is a...
Jan 22, 2021
This was a triumph
I'm making a note here, huge success
No, seriously, it was awful. I deleted my blog of 1,557 posts. I wanted to protect my privacy, but I ended up with articles about me in New Yorker, Reason, and The Daily Beast. I wanted to protect my anonymity,...
Jan 17, 2021
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
If this is true of all science, it is doubly true of social psychology.
At its best, social psychology is an unmatched window into human motivations, a “look under the...
Jan 10, 2021
Beware of Phantom Lizardmen
I have only done a little bit of social science research, but it was enough to make me hate people. One study I helped with analyzed whether people from different countries had different...