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Open Thread 65.5

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Links 12/16: The Site Before Christmas

International Date Line In Judaism: Some authorities posit a “zone of pure doubt” stretching from longitudes 169W to 177E and containing Tonga, Samoa, and American Samoa, where it is so confusing when to observe Shabbat that Jews should just completely … Continue reading

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Open Thread 65.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever.

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OT65: The Early Thread Gets The Worm

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. New ad on the sidebar: 80,000 Hours, an effective altruist group that tries to … Continue reading

SSC Journal Club: Mental Disorders As Networks

I. Suppose you have sniffles, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache. You go to the doctor, who diagnoses you with influenza and gives you some Tamiflu. There’s some complicated statistics going on here. Your doctor has noticed some observable variables (sniffles, … Continue reading

Open Thread 64.75

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Might People On The Internet Sometimes Lie?

From Reddit: Parents Of Children Who Claim To Have Had Past Lives, What Did They Tell You?. Some sample comments: When he was 6 years old my son described in great detail my grandmother’s house he never been to. This … Continue reading

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Open Thread 64.5

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. 80,000 Hours is offering their new book on finding a high-impact career for free to interested parties.

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Open Thread 64.25

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also, the 12/18 NYC rationalist community meetup is still looking for a location. If anyone has a big house in New York City and … Continue reading

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Links 12/16: Site Makes Right

The town of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky is supposedly named because it’s in a county whose shape looks like a monkey’s head, and the town is around where the eyebrow would be. A man involved in a homophobic hate killing and … Continue reading

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