This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, but please try to avoid hot-button political and social topics. You can also talk at the SSC subreddit or the SSC Discord server – and also check out the SSC Podcast. Also:
1. Two new ads recently. One is for psychiatrist Laura Baur. She’s based in NYC but also does some teletherapy. I know her and can vouch for her (she’s affiliated with the NYC rationalist social scene, so if you are involved in that it counts as a conflict of interest and you shouldn’t try to get treatment with her). And the other is for Portfolio Armor, a company that helps you calculate how to organize your portfolio around a given level of risk.
2. Comment of the week is from the subreddit: Most Of What You Read On The Internet Is Written By Insane People.