curi http://curi.us/ Explanations for the curious en-us Changing Minds About Inequality people have lots of bad ideas they don’t understand much about, like that “inequality” is a major social problem. what would it take to change their mind? not books with arguments refuting the b Sat, 19 May 2018 10:15:55 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2110 http://curi.us/blog/post/2110 Steven Crowder Fake Quote MYTH: &quot;Well Regulated Militia&quot; Only? (Second Amendment History) is a video by Steven Crowder. It has quotes from America&#39;s founding fathers to argue for his pro-gun-rights position (which Fri, 18 May 2018 12:10:53 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2109 http://curi.us/blog/post/2109 Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption When you do productive labor (like at a job), you are able to use what you produce (or some negotiated amount of payment related to what you produce). How you use your income can be broadly viewed in t Thu, 17 May 2018 18:55:47 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2108 http://curi.us/blog/post/2108 I Liked Edward Thorp's Book: A Man for All Markets Comments on A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market, by Edward Thorp. Bold formatting is added by me. The professor, the son of a famous physicist, Sat, 12 May 2018 11:41:06 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2107 http://curi.us/blog/post/2107 Philosophy Discussion internetrules: I remember in one one your blog posts you said your the best philosopher in the world, Which would then mean you are also like the smartest person in the world right? curi: depends wh Fri, 11 May 2018 22:09:56 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2106 http://curi.us/blog/post/2106 Overwatch Learning Discussion internetrules: We swapped off of zarya to Orissa even tho zarya had 75% ult charge on oasis 3rd point we also had nuke, blade, and barrage We then lost the game We managed to take first point with n Tue, 08 May 2018 17:19:59 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2105 http://curi.us/blog/post/2105 Goals & Purpose whatever you do, have goals and be purposeful. have criteria of success and failure. and write them down. put them into words, don&#39;t just think them vaguely in your head and assume you know what yo Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:25:07 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2104 http://curi.us/blog/post/2104 Philosophy Side Quests People get stuck for years on the philosophy main quest while refusing to do side quests. That is not how you play RPGs. Side quests let you get extra levels, gear and practice which make the main ques Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:45:31 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2103 http://curi.us/blog/post/2103 Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch David Deutsch has some misconceptions about epistemology. I explained the issue on Twitter. I&#39;ve reproduced the important part below. Quotes are DD, regular text is me. There&#39;s no such thing Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:57:10 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2102 http://curi.us/blog/post/2102 School Mistreated Edward Thorp A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market, by Edward Thorp, begins with some horror stories about school (bolds added): Just after I turned five I sta Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:13:34 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2101 http://curi.us/blog/post/2101 Sample Paths Forward Dialog I read Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony by a Sony founder, Akio Morita. I liked it. But near the end were some comments about currency exchange rates which were incompatible with the capitalist, lim Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:22:06 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2100 http://curi.us/blog/post/2100 Twitter Discussion About Anti-Depressants, the Mind, and More This conversation, from Feb 11, 2018, relates to my video: Scholarly Criticism: Jordan Peterson’s Sloppy Cite (+quotes, research) The conversation was with the admin of Real Peer Review, which post Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:07:38 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2099 http://curi.us/blog/post/2099 Social Dynamics & Mailchimp Broke A Link In my newsletter today (sign up!), I wrote: I enjoyed reading a different perspective on social dynamics. It is broadly reasonable and reaches lots of my conclusions in different ways than the ones I Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:55:40 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2098 http://curi.us/blog/post/2098 Goldratt vs. Japan I found out something really bad and disappointing about Eli Goldratt. He delayed translation of his books into Japanese for fear they&#39;d be really successful, increase the trade imbalance, and gene Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:11:08 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2097 http://curi.us/blog/post/2097 Logic vs. 200 People Production the TOC Way by Eliyahu M. Goldratt: But it was an unfair fight; I had the logic and they were less than two hundred. This is my favorite Goldratt quote so far. He, alone, thought he had Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:20:50 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2096 http://curi.us/blog/post/2096 You're a Complex Software Project; Introspection is Auditing (from this discussion) you are a more complex software project than anything from Apple, IBM, etc. your consciousness gets to audit the software and do maintenance and add features. the heart of the Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:15:09 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2095 http://curi.us/blog/post/2095 Expanding Our Limits https://www.goldrattconsulting.com/webfiles/fck/files/The-Power-of-Technology.pdf It must be that long before the technology was available we developed modes of behavior, measurements, policies, rule Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:30:49 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2094 http://curi.us/blog/post/2094 A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s <u>Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress</u> I criticize the book and there&#39;s comments from Justin and Max. Read as a PDF. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:44:13 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2093 http://curi.us/blog/post/2093 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson. Typos in rule 1: The animals advance on each other, with increasing speed. Delete the comma. Its original brain just isn’t sophistica Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:19:03 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2092 http://curi.us/blog/post/2092 Why Gobble? Gobble delivers a weekly box of meal kits that you cook yourself. I&#39;m paying for more than just food this way (e.g. delivery, meal selection, getting them to package the right amounts of every ingr Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:13:48 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2091 http://curi.us/blog/post/2091 Monetary Privacy!? “Preventing money laundering” is another way to say our financial system puts a huge amount of effort into preventing monetary privacy. This is widely seen as obviously good. It&#39;s not. It has Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:49:08 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2090 http://curi.us/blog/post/2090 Making Progress and Jordan Peterson Quotes Jordan Peterson on the Channel 4 Controversy and Philosophy of &quot;How to be in the World&quot; (emphasis added, and transcription may not be 100% exact): My suggestion was, well, it’s a very com Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:55:25 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2089 http://curi.us/blog/post/2089 Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas i do lots of stuff and mention it and ppl usually don’t follow along and do my cool new projects. sometimes a few ppl read or learn 1/4 of it, a bit late, and then don’t take it very far. and they Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:51:17 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2088 http://curi.us/blog/post/2088 Learning From Emergencies Eli Goldratt Interview: EG: The first one is: how do you invent? Invent powerful solutions to your real problems, to your environment. And most people think that, maybe, you have to be born with t Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:04:31 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2087 http://curi.us/blog/post/2087 <u>The Choice</u> Passage: Dealing With Conflict The Choice by Eliyahu Goldratt and Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag (emphasis added). &quot;Father, I can assure you that there is no way you can convince me that people don&#39;t have conflicts.&quot; He res Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:24:03 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2086 http://curi.us/blog/post/2086 Commentary Videos on 12 Rules for Life I made videos where I read Jordan Peterson&#39;s new best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and share my thoughts in detail. I went in blind and edited out the silences from readin Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:38:14 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2085 http://curi.us/blog/post/2085 Objectivity https://www.aynrand.org/novels/opar Ayn Rand called her philosophy “Objectivism” because central to it is a new conception of objectivity. Traditionally, objectivity has meant the attempt to effa Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:29:10 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2084 http://curi.us/blog/post/2084 Evil and Chaos Exist when i was growing up, no one told me about tragedy and malevolence – not parents, school, TV, books. (fantasy books do present evil, but outside the context of the real world, as a fantasy.) so i wa Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:13:10 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2083 http://curi.us/blog/post/2083 Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil when you read a book that talks about important problems in the world, you get to choose how much attention to pay. you can just read through it and miss a lot of the point. that&#39;s what people norm Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:11:21 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2082 http://curi.us/blog/post/2082 Integrating Thinkers what i&#39;ve done, over time, is keep integrating more and more thinkers into my thinking. in a serious way where the ideas actually make a cohesive whole. i think this is very rare. i did David Deu Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:10:59 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2081 http://curi.us/blog/post/2081 Energy, Drive, Life i was linked to one clip of Jordan Peterson, on some specific political point, about 4 minutes long. i watched it. i didn&#39;t love it. it&#39;s not his best work. i agreed with it, but i already kne Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:17:53 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2080 http://curi.us/blog/post/2080 Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson: On Quora, anyone can ask a question, of any sort—and anyone can answer. Readers upvote those answers they like, and downvote those the Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:36:11 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2079 http://curi.us/blog/post/2079 Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme I started reading the new book 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson. In the forward by Norman Doidge, he states one of JP&#39;s themes: if one wants to live a full life, one Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:40:21 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2078 http://curi.us/blog/post/2078 Liar's Paradox Solution The liar&#39;s paradox is an ancient philosophy problem about confusing sentences like, &quot;This sentence is false.&quot; If you say it&#39;s true, it contradicts itself. If you say it&#39;s false, t Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:21:57 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2077 http://curi.us/blog/post/2077 Gobble is Better Than Blue Apron I tried 3 weeks (9 meals) of Blue Apron to compare to Gobble (which i used for several months). These services deliver a weekly food box for you to cook. It contains exactly the ingredients you need to Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:05:27 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2076 http://curi.us/blog/post/2076 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach One of the themes of Atlas Shrugged is one of the themes of my own philosophy: Don&#39;t overreach. I say: If you exceed your abilities, if you try to do more than you can manage, then you will make m Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:52:25 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2075 http://curi.us/blog/post/2075 Learning From Losing Arguments ppl argue badly. this is ok once. even a few times is not a big deal. from this, they need to learn things like: they might suck at arguing. they might be biased. they might be dishonest. don’t Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:47:21 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2074 http://curi.us/blog/post/2074 Having It All!? Reason and Normal Stuff? Do you have to choose between reason and other stuff like marriage, or can you have it all? You can’t have a conventional life and add reason on top. You can add little bits and pieces and fragments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:13:36 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2073 http://curi.us/blog/post/2073 What Kind of Intellectual Are You? Are you a serious intellectual? After you found out about Fallible Ideas, you can learn a lot about yourself from how you reacted. First, did you read an important FI-related book during the next six Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:00:12 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2072 http://curi.us/blog/post/2072 Bad Parenting List This is an incomplete list of some of unacceptable, uncivilized parenting behavior. These are pretty normal in our culture, but should be viewed with horror. They&#39;re pretty blatantly intolerable to Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:26:22 +0000 http://curi.us/blog/post/2071 http://curi.us/blog/post/2071