Splitting Hairs on Slavery

One of the greatest mistakes religion ever made was preserving their traditions in book form. Contrast the bible with something like an economics or physics textbook. If the collective knowledge of the field updates, they can edit an old textbook or rewrite a new one from scratch and the old one falls away, becoming only […]

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Predicting the Future

A new Crash Course Statistics video talks about the tools we use to predict the future, what they can do, what they can’t and how they can fail: As one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, said, “its difficult to predict, especially the future.” Most of us don’t do well on thinking tasks […]

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Are Camera Tricks Magic

  Daniel Madison — a UK magician and walking tattoo display stand — posted a long vlog in defence of using camera tricks on television and online magic. (This is as a lead-up to teaching a piece of magic that uses a camera trick.) It’s difficult to know how seriously to take this as this […]

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Is The Left Eating Itself

A slightly old video from Rationality Rules, a UK YouTuber that speaks to the ways of thinking I find interesting. For those unfamiliar, Brett Weinstein fell out of the sky in 2017 as a public intellectual to be taken seriously (actually he was catapulted there following some unpleasant campus protests sparked by an email he sent). […]

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A preist, a rabbi and a comedian walk into a bar…

A Biship, a Rabbi and a Comedian sit down in a Garage… Dave Rubin might have had tremendous success getting medium- and high-profile intellectuals to come on and talk to him. But his great weakness is his eagerness to agree with his guests. He’s also primarily interested in politics and doesn’t have much of a […]

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