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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Apr 21, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/no-really-why-are-so-many-christians

 

I enjoyed reading a recent Washington Post article, subtitled Why Are So Many Christians In [Colombia] Converting To Orthodox Judaism? It had good interviews and beautiful photos. The only thing it lacked was any explanation of why so many...


Apr 20, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/mantic-monday-grading-my-trump-predictions

 

I had many opinions on Donald Trump. I tried to back some of those opinions up with predictions about what would happen during his administration. Now that the dust has cleared, it's time to see how I did.

The summary: Of 48 specific...


Apr 17, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/your-book-review-progress-and-poverty

 

[This is the third of many finalists in the book review contest. It’s not by me - it’s by an ACX reader who will remain anonymous until after voting is done, to prevent their identity from influencing your decisions. I’ll be posting...


Apr 16, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/prospectus-on-prospera

 

Who among us hasn't looked out at the great edifice of human civilization in all its complexity, and thought "Yeah okay but I could do it better"? Centuries of utopian communes, micronations, and seasteads have dreamed of rebuilding society from...


Apr 14, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/link-unifying-predictive-coding-with

 

[epistemic status: I know a little about the predictive coding side of this, but almost nothing about backpropagation or the math behind the unification. I am posting this mostly as a link to people who know more.]

This is a link to / ad for a...