Thoughts on things. If a post is old I’m probably at least semi-embarrased by it and/or partially disagree with my own conclusions (does this happen to good writers?). So if you disagree with something send me an email and perhaps we can
fight to the death laugh at it together.
The False Philosophy Plaguing AI (Jun 2021, Towards Data Science)
Erik J. Larson and The Myth of Artificial Intelligence
Cliodynamics and the Dangers of Prophesy (Jan 2021, Medium)
How the new “science” of divining humanity’s future revives an ancient fallacy
When unprecedented times meet unprecedented opportunities (Dec 2020, GWWC)
Despite this year’s setbacks, we are at an unprecedented time in history: we can do something about the abundance of suffering around us.
Strong Longtermism, Irrefutability, and Moral Progress (Dec 2020, EA Forum)
A response to Greaves and MacAskill
Pascal's Mugging and Bad Explanations (Dec 2020, Medium)