https://twitter.com/robinhanson/status/991394563196637184 Books, blogs and tweets all collide, the news stream is part of our personal narrative. Thoughts swirl in a giant vat as more are pumped in, never able to reach critical mass. Let me attempt to fold all these ideas together. 1 - A tragedy in endless parts Economists are different from the rest of … Continue reading Pulling Threads
Back in about 2014 I went through a bit of a nihilist stage. This included taking seriously ideas about being ‘pro’ suicide and anti-natalism. Now, I’ve moved well beyond this, but I can see how the ideas crop up. They are obviously heavily grounded in materialism, though you are not necessarily led to them if you are a … Continue reading Against Anti-Natalism
I realised recently that I have been on a self-help journey for a while, and it all began with Elliot Hulse. Don’t hate on me just yet. Maybe five years ago I watched a lot of Strength Camp videos as I was getting into weightlifting, and I found Elliot’s videos very instructive. Among all the … Continue reading Masculine and Feminine Are Not Dirty Words
Part of the transfiguration that takes place when you divest of mainstream points of view (that is, Leftism or Conservatism) is your appreciation of language. Suddenly, you see that your average newspaper 'report' is actually written in such a way that the reader will come to certain conclusions, as if the writer has an agenda. … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
As I keep noting on this blog, publishing is gripped by diversity mania. There is an obsession with inclusion and stories from outside the realm of White Man territory. The Man Booker Prize is not safe from this either, and indeed the world's biggest literary prize is a locus point of SJW energy. And as … Continue reading Unable to See the Majority For the Minority
It's official. Literary awards mean nothing and are little more than political plays. The actual content of a book and whether it meets the criteria of the award is irrelevant. Let's review the evidence. Last years Man Booker Prize went to The Sellout, a book about prejudice against blacks in America, in the year that … Continue reading No Award
'Youth is wasted on the young.'Well, duh. Of course it is. It goes against the laws of physics to give youth to the elderly, who apparently deserve it. Why do we have this saying? What's the actual message, because it isn't that we should rewrite the laws of space-time.It really means'Wisdom is wasted on the … Continue reading Updated Sayings #1