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Monthly Archives: May 2016

OT49: Open Secret

This is the bi-weekly open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Bakkot has made a new script that allows people to filter out SSC comments by specific users they don’t want to read (including … Continue reading

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Hidden Test Post

Hidden test post

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Myers’ Race Car Versus The General Fitness Factor

[Epistemic status: I am not a geneticist, and even the geneticists I know aren’t sure about a lot of this. Take as speculation only.] I. PZ Myers argues against Stephen Hsu’s genetic engineering proposal here – a disappointing attitude toward … Continue reading

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Be Nice, At Least Until You Can Coordinate Meanness

[Epistemic status: idea for one’s toolbox of ideas; not to be followed off a cliff] I. Commenters on this blog have sometimes tried to shame or attack other commenters for perceived misdeeds like sexual promiscuity. They tell people to their … Continue reading