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Major depression, qu’est-ce que c’est?

April 19, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: 1100+ words on a speculative scientific paper, proposing yet another reformation of psychopathology. The post contains equations and amateur philosophy of science. Reading it will not make you feel better. — Lar...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, February 2017

April 14, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree Continues the long-running series, and went by pleasantly, but I don't think it really advanced the plot very much. (Previously.) Jen Williams, The Iron Ghost Seq...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, April 2017

April 14, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Jean d'Ormesson, The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History (translated by Barbara Bray) This must be one of the strangest and most brilliant of alternate histories, covering thousands of years in th...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2017

April 14, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism An expansion of his essay of the same name. This short book is very much worth reading if you like my blog at all. (Unless you're only here because y...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, January 2018

April 14, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Maria Konnikova, The Confidence Game: And Why We Fall for It... Every Time An engaging popular-science look at confidence games, their players and their marks. (Konnikova references a lot of the soci...

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An _Ad Hominid_ Argument for Animism

April 14, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: Note the date. A straight-forward argument from widely-accepted premises of evolutionary psychology shows that humans evolved in an environment featuring invisible beings with minds and the ability to affect the materia...

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Major depression, qu’est-ce que c’est?

April 13, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: 1100+ words on a speculative scientific paper, proposing yet another reformation of psychopathology. The post contains equations and amateur philosophy of science. Reading it will not make you feel better. — Lar...

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Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, June 2017

April 9, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism An expansion of his essay of the same name. This short book is very much worth reading if you like my blog at all. (Unless you're only here because y...

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Oh, Wikipedia

April 9, 2018
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Wikipedia is a tremendous accomplishment and an invaluable resource. It is also highly unreliable. Since I have just spent a bit of time on the second fork, let me record it here for posterity. A reader of my notebook on information theory wanted t...

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An _Ad Hominid_ Argument for Animism

April 8, 2018
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Attention conservation notice: Note the date. A straight-forward argument from widely-accepted premises of evolutionary psychology shows that humans evolved in an environment featuring invisible beings with minds and the ability to affect the materia...

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