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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Jan 26, 2023

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/you-dont-want-a-purely-biological

CONTENT NOTE: This essay contains sentences that would look bad taken out of context. In the past, I’ve said “PLEASE DON’T TAKE THIS OUT OF CONTEXT” before or after these, but in the New York Times’ 2021 article on me, they just quoted...


Jan 26, 2023

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/who-predicted-2022

Winners and takeaways from last year's prediction contest

Last year saw surging inflation, a Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a surprise victory for Democrats in the US Senate. Pundits, politicians, and economists were caught flat-footed by these developments. Did...


Jan 22, 2023

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/acx-survey-results-2022

Thanks to the 7,341 people who took the 2022 Astral Codex Ten survey.

See the questions for the ACX survey

See the results from the ACX Survey (click “see previous responses” on that page

I’ll be publishing more complicated analyses over the course...


Jan 22, 2023

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/which-political-victories-cause-backlash

Four years ago I wrote Trump: A Setback For Trumpism, pointing out that when Trump became president, his beliefs became much less popular. For example:

More recently we’ve seen what seems to me to be a similar phenomenon (source):

After a...


Jan 19, 2023

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/ssc-survey-results-on-schooling-types

Taken from the 2020 Slate Star Codex Survey. SSC/ACX readers are a heavily-selected population and nothing about them necessarily generalizes to anyone who isn’t an SSC/ACX reader. But you are an SSC/ACX reader, so maybe they generalize to...