I know a decent amount about
Data science careers
Python, SciPy, Spark
Nietzsche, Frege, Wittgenstein
History of computing
History of philosophy
The replication crisis and social science
Biochemistry (esp. veganism & nootropics)
Analytic philosophy (esp. science, ethics)
Punk, jazz, ambient music
and I like answering questions, AMA.
Two grand and noble new blogs in two days, Jamie Brandon and Jeremy Kun ('s unpublished repo):
My life got better the day my sack o glutamate arrived
Surprising example of Goodhart's law
Weird that you'd use your own symbol for this.
In the UK, this would backfire completely. (Witness the lifelong antipathy people have towards the books they were required to read in highschool English.)
I thought Palmer might be doing something cool and hybrid with the Masons' Sanctum Sanctorum - the way it's portrayed is quite like the Kaaba of Mecca (which has housed important documents like peace treaties and wills) - but turns out it's a common religious trope and already used by IRL Masons:
The Bayesian view makes it obvious why HARKing (Hypothesising After Results are Known) is invalid:
\( posterior = prior \times data \)
but if you look at the data first, then your 'prior' becomes \(\simeq\) the posterior
\( posterior_2 = posterior \,\times\, data \)
which double-counts evidence, is overconfident nonsense.
The creator of the Western (now, global) economic order was a Soviet spy !?!?
Wasn't aware of how democratic NHS treatment guidelines are (scroll to the bottom):
But this is closer to eminence-based than evidence-based medicine...
Other enviable epithets: Herodotus the "Father of Lies"
This worries me ("SCIENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN POLITICAL"). It's a motte-and-bailey move.
The trivial claim is that scientists and scientific institutions grow in a political context, are used for political ends, and are very often slightly subverted by social pressures and prejudices.
The exciting claim is that science has no special status, that it's just disguised politics, can be safely ignored or treated as having one epistemic vote, with sociology, theology (...)
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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