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Open Thread 79.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit, the SSC Discord server, or the Cafe Chesscourt forum.

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OT79: Open Road

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit, the SSC Discord server, or the Cafe Chesscourt forum. Also: 1. A study on mathematical ability … Continue reading

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To The Great City!

Related: 0/4, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 Last Friday I said goodbye to my patients, handed over my pager, and left Our Lady Of An Undisclosed Location for the last time. I was hoping for a moment for quiet reflection, but I … Continue reading

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SSC Meetup: Chicago 7/2

I’ll be in Chicago this weekend along with Katja Grace of AI Impacts. If you want to hang out, let’s meet at the Starbucks on 200 S Michigan Ave (right near the Art Institute) at 5:00 PM Sunday 7/2.

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Why Are Transgender People Immune To Optical Illusions?

[Epistemic status: So, so speculative. Don’t take any of this seriously until it’s replicated and endorsed by other people.] I. If you’ve ever wanted to see a glitch in the Matrix, watch this spinning mask: Source: http://hearingthevoice.org/2013/11/14/predictive-coding-masterclass/ Did you see … Continue reading

Open Thread 78.75

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit, the SSC Discord server, or the Cafe Chesscourt forum.

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Conversation Deliberately Skirts The Border Of Incomprehensibility

From lierdumoa.tumblr.com: To my friends on the [autism] spectrum, let me explain to you an unspoken social rule that possibly nobody has ever explained to you before If a neurotypical asks you, “What game are you playing?” they’re not asking … Continue reading

Open Thread 78.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. As the off-weekend thread, this is culture-war-free, so please try try to avoid overly controversial topics. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit, the SSC Discord server, or the Cafe Chesscourt forum.

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To Understand Polarization, Understand Conservativism’s Failures

Earlier today I talked about one reason for increased polarization on the Democratic side. Now I want to match it with one reason the Republicans have even more of a problem. Ask anyone what Republicans want, and they’ll say things … Continue reading

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Open Thread 78.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit, the SSC Discord server, or the Cafe Chesscourt forum.

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