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Scott Alexander on Eliezer Yudkowsky

Scott writes, Everyone hates Facebook. It records all your private data, it screws with the order of your timeline, it works to be as addictive and time-wasting as possible. So why don’t we just stop using Facebook? More to the … Continue reading

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Three Axes as Tribal Rallying Flags

Scott Alexander has an essay post on tribalism. Read the whole thing. An excerpt: in order to talk about tribes coherently, we need to talk about rallying flags. And that involves admitting that a lot of rallying flags are based … Continue reading

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Great Minds and Hive Minds

Scott Alexander on Garett Jones’ book: Hive Mind‘s “central paradox” is why IQ has very little predictive power among individuals, but very high predictive power among nations. Jones’ answer is [long complicated theory of social cooperation]. Why not just “signal-to-noise … Continue reading

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