curi Explanations for the curious en-us Support My Work Become a Fallible Ideas Subscriber to support my free philosophy work and get rewards. Check out the subscription tiers on SubscribeStar. SubscribeStar is like Patreon but hasn&#39;t deplatformed so m Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:52:15 +0000 Making Idea Trees Idea Trees are a tool to help think about and organize ideas and discussions. Use them for brainstorming, outlining, project planning, debates and more. This Idea Tree teaches how to make Idea Trees: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:51:56 +0000 Weinstein vs. Veritas Comments on podcast: The Portal 26: James O’Keefe: What is (and isn&#39;t) Journalism in the 21st century i listened to Eric Weinstein spend 2 hours talking to James O’Keefe (of Project Veritas) a Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:03:08 +0000 Fallible Ideas Community Overview The Fallible Ideas (FI) community is for learning, philosophy, rationality and critical thinking. These can be applied to all topics (science, economics, politics, gaming, etc.), not just traditional â Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:54:17 +0000 Don't Cut Corners On Coronavirus This post shares and comments on quotes from Hold the line, a coronavirus article by an infectious disease epidemiologist. First, we are in the very infancy of this epidemic’s trajectory. That mean Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:36:26 +0000 Coronavirus Solution Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance explains what everyone should know about governmental and societal policies for dealing with Coronavirus. Millions will die needlessly unless we change policies. ( Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:06:48 +0000 What To Do About Coronavirus We can stop the pandemic if we slow it down plus heavily ramp up testing. We don’t need to give up and accept that everyone will get it. And we don’t need to stay home for over a year until there†Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:07:00 +0000 Slow the coronavirus spread so we can test way more Johns Hopkins March 17 Coronavirus update: The researchers concluded that efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in each country—defined here as slowing transmission to reduce the Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:25:26 +0000 The CCP Coronavirus This is a discussion topic for posting info and questions about the CCP Coronavirus. Check back regularly for updates and share important info. This is a serious pandemic and we all need to educate our Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:53:01 +0000 Goal of Life The goal is to live a life guided by good ideas. Good ideas come from ongoing improvement – learning new things and error correction – while avoiding systematic blockers. So the goal of life is u Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:07:01 +0000 Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion Topic for discussing Eli Goldratt ideas. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:50:09 +0000 Degrees of Separation Click the image to expand. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:25:42 +0000 Apple Discussion Discuss topics related to Apple, like the Mac or iPhone. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 13:21:34 +0000 Comments on Prologue of <i>The Great Influenza</i> The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry (2004) is about the 1918 flu. I started reading it today after enjoying his 2017 article How the Horrific 1918 Flu S Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:15:37 +0000 Discussion About Epistemology with doubtingthomas This discussion (from Discord) is pretty long. If you want to skip to the best part, click here. That&#39;s where I discussed methodology. The earlier conversation involves me trying to ask a bunch of Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:11:30 +0000 Open Discussion: Science Discuss science! 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Thanks for sharing Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:10:51 +0000 Using Commas Commas indicate a small separation, semi-colons are a medium separation and periods are a large separation. Commas help people know how words are grouped together and connected or not connected. Gramm Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:04:48 +0000 Use The Comments! Probably lots of people don&#39;t realize it, but there&#39;s lots of discussion on this website. Click Recent Comments in the sidebar and you&#39;ll see dozens of comments from the last few days. I pe Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:52:03 +0000 Gaming Discussion Topic to discuss computer/video/electronic game stuff, including esports and speedrunning. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:15:56 +0000 Ending Aging Discuss SENS, Ending Aging, longevity, immortality, croyonics, gerontology, etc. Also discuss my discussion with Aubrey de Grey (AdG) (also available as ebook downloads here) and other AdG related pos Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:03:39 +0000 The History of Taking Children Seriously This is a history of Taking Children Seriously (TCS), particularly the online community leaders: Sarah Fitz-Claridge (SFC), David Deutsch (DD) and Elliot Temple (ET). TCS was founded in 1992 by SFC an Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:39:06 +0000 Identification Policy Due to ongoing harassment and abuse (one example – there have been some smaller issues too), I’m sometimes going to be more strict with people on my forums than I’ve been in the past. 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This is primarily interesting because of the value of TCS&#39;s bold conjectures about how to apply Critica Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:45:00 +0000 Confusion About Overreaching I&#39;m sharing this chatlog because if you feel like you&#39;re suppressing/repressing to avoid overreaching, something is going wrong. Don&#39;t accept that; there&#39;s a problem there. (This is fro Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:21:04 +0000 Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community The David Deutsch fan community is being split by the creation of a secondary community. In addition to the public Fallible Ideas forums (FI) for discussing topics like David Deutsch’s books, there a Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:03:10 +0000 Popper Ignores Hamilton Karl Popper wrote, in The World of Parmenides, (in Back To The Presocratics, from 1958 but edited again in 1989): Here are the five fragments (DK B16 and 15; 18; 35; and 34) from Xenophanes’ writin Wed, 22 Jan 2020 02:00:26 +0000 Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" From Discord. 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I’m confident there’s something important and irrational about social dynamics (which is not a recent or original thought), but Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:50:04 +0000 Social Reality and Real Reality There are two broad mindsets for how to deal with life: dealing with reality and dealing with social reality, social dynamics, social metaphysics, social climbing. Some people second-handedly focus on Sun, 29 Dec 2019 15:54:53 +0000 TheRat Chat Example of how irrational people are and how hard it is to deal with. Think you&#39;re better at reason youreslf or better able to engage with people productively? Test your skills in discussions and s Sun, 29 Dec 2019 15:29:35 +0000 Shadow Starshine Chat Shadow Starshine (SS) was already tilted before this discussion, ever since I decided we had an Inferential Distance problem and he refused to read any articles to find out what that means. 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