curi https://curi.us/ Explanations for the curious en-us Project Planning Discussion This is a discussion about rational project planning. The major theme is that people should consider what their project premises are. What claims are they betting their project success on the correctne Mon, 25 May 2020 17:46:00 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2321 https://curi.us/blog/post/2321 Where Can I Start Confidently? John: So I must act. Don’t let life pass me by. And you only want me to act on things where I have conclusive knowledge and major, rational confidence. Where I (fallibly but substantively) know what Sun, 10 May 2020 10:22:52 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2320 https://curi.us/blog/post/2320 Discussion: Analyzing a Claimed Contradiction 2020-04-20 on the FI Discord: Freeze: when people share examples of trump contradicting himself over short spans of time, is it often propaganda or is it a valid criticism? curi: it could be both. Mon, 20 Apr 2020 22:43:32 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2319 https://curi.us/blog/post/2319 Overreaching Discussion How can we understand, manage and deal with our error rate and our error correction rate/capacity? How can we avoid being overwhelmed with errors? How can we succeed more? How can we know what we&#39;r Mon, 20 Apr 2020 10:21:56 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2318 https://curi.us/blog/post/2318 Praise from David Deutsch These quotes give some information about what David Deutsch thought of me and why. They help explain why he chose to spend thousands of hours having discussions with me, primarily one-on-one. I’m pro Sat, 18 Apr 2020 17:17:04 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2317 https://curi.us/blog/post/2317 Evaporating Clouds Topic for discussing Evaporating Clouds (aka Conflict Clouds). Share Clouds and discuss solutions! Evaporating Clouds are a problem solving tool created by Eli Goldratt. Learn about them from his book Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:20:21 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2316 https://curi.us/blog/post/2316 Polyamory, Polygamy, BDSM and Rational Thinking Skills Discussion From the Fallible Ideas Discord. Freeze: Some stuff I read today and liked (some of it was re-reading): Freeze: https://fallibleideas.com/common-preferences Freeze: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:59:59 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2315 https://curi.us/blog/post/2315 Stop Using Google Search Google search is heavily politically biased, on purpose. They are much worse than the alternatives. Stop using them. Change your default search engine. They are controlling what information you find on Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:40:49 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2314 https://curi.us/blog/post/2314 Dennis Hackethal, Plagiarist Dennis Hackethal (DH) published the book A Window on Intelligence: The Philosophy of People, Software, and Evolution – and Its Implications on 2020-03-13. The book heavily plagiarizes Elliot Temple ( Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:57:23 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2313 https://curi.us/blog/post/2313 Support My Work Become a Fallible Ideas Subscriber to support my free philosophy work and get rewards. Check out the subscription tiers on SubscribeStar. SubscribeStar is like Patreon but hasn&#39;t deplatformed so m Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:52:15 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2312 https://curi.us/blog/post/2312 Making Idea Trees Idea Trees are a tool to help think about and organize ideas and discussions. Use them for brainstorming, outlining, project planning, debates and more. This Idea Tree teaches how to make Idea Trees: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:51:56 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2311 https://curi.us/blog/post/2311 Weinstein vs. Veritas Comments on podcast: The Portal 26: James O’Keefe: What is (and isn&#39;t) Journalism in the 21st century i listened to Eric Weinstein spend 2 hours talking to James O’Keefe (of Project Veritas) a Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:03:08 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2310 https://curi.us/blog/post/2310 Fallible Ideas Community Overview The Fallible Ideas (FI) community is for learning, philosophy, rationality and critical thinking. These can be applied to all topics (science, economics, politics, gaming, etc.), not just traditional â Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:54:17 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2309 https://curi.us/blog/post/2309 Don't Cut Corners On Coronavirus This post shares and comments on quotes from Hold the line, a coronavirus article by an infectious disease epidemiologist. First, we are in the very infancy of this epidemic’s trajectory. That mean Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:36:26 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2308 https://curi.us/blog/post/2308 Coronavirus Solution Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance explains what everyone should know about governmental and societal policies for dealing with Coronavirus. Millions will die needlessly unless we change policies. ( Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:06:48 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2307 https://curi.us/blog/post/2307 What To Do About Coronavirus We can stop the pandemic if we slow it down plus heavily ramp up testing. We don’t need to give up and accept that everyone will get it. And we don’t need to stay home for over a year until there†Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:07:00 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2306 https://curi.us/blog/post/2306 Slow the coronavirus spread so we can test way more Johns Hopkins March 17 Coronavirus update: The researchers concluded that efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in each country—defined here as slowing transmission to reduce the Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:25:26 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2305 https://curi.us/blog/post/2305 The CCP Coronavirus This is a discussion topic for posting info and questions about the CCP Coronavirus. Check back regularly for updates and share important info. This is a serious pandemic and we all need to educate our Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:53:01 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2304 https://curi.us/blog/post/2304 Goal of Life The goal is to live a life guided by good ideas. Good ideas come from ongoing improvement – learning new things and error correction – while avoiding systematic blockers. So the goal of life is u Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:07:01 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2303 https://curi.us/blog/post/2303 Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion Topic for discussing Eli Goldratt ideas. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:50:09 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2302 https://curi.us/blog/post/2302 Degrees of Separation Click the image to expand. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:25:42 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2301 https://curi.us/blog/post/2301 Apple Discussion Discuss topics related to Apple, like the Mac or iPhone. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 13:21:34 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2300 https://curi.us/blog/post/2300 Comments on Prologue of <i>The Great Influenza</i> The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry (2004) is about the 1918 flu. I started reading it today after enjoying his 2017 article How the Horrific 1918 Flu S Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:15:37 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2299 https://curi.us/blog/post/2299 Discussion About Epistemology with doubtingthomas This discussion (from Discord) is pretty long. If you want to skip to the best part, click here. That&#39;s where I discussed methodology. The earlier conversation involves me trying to ask a bunch of Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:11:30 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2298 https://curi.us/blog/post/2298 Open Discussion: Science Discuss science! Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:52:28 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2297 https://curi.us/blog/post/2297 Fallible Ideas Learning Plan Lots of people tell me they like Fallible Ideas (FI), they&#39;re interested, they think it&#39;s good, etc. Some of them try to learn more about FI, or think they&#39;re trying, or something like that Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:08:16 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2295 https://curi.us/blog/post/2295 Logan Chipkin from Four Strands is Violating My Trademark Rights The Four Strands group (for David Deutsch fans) has been an ongoing source of trouble, including an attempt to splinter the discussion community and they continue to spread hatred which has repeatedly Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:02:15 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2296 https://curi.us/blog/post/2296 Comments on "The Society Most Conducive to Problem Solving: Karl Popper and Piecemeal Social Engineering" Brian Gladish published The Society Most Conducive to Problem Solving: Karl Popper and Piecemeal Social Engineering in The Independent Review. I&#39;m reposting my comments here. Thanks for sharing Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:10:51 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2294 https://curi.us/blog/post/2294 Using Commas Commas indicate a small separation, semi-colons are a medium separation and periods are a large separation. Commas help people know how words are grouped together and connected or not connected. Gramm Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:04:48 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2293 https://curi.us/blog/post/2293 Use The Comments! Probably lots of people don&#39;t realize it, but there&#39;s lots of discussion on this website. Click Recent Comments in the sidebar and you&#39;ll see dozens of comments from the last few days. I pe Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:52:03 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2292 https://curi.us/blog/post/2292 Gaming Discussion Topic to discuss computer/video/electronic game stuff, including esports and speedrunning. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:15:56 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2291 https://curi.us/blog/post/2291 Ending Aging Discuss SENS, Ending Aging, longevity, immortality, croyonics, gerontology, etc. Also discuss my discussion with Aubrey de Grey (AdG) (also available as ebook downloads here) and other AdG related pos Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:03:39 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2290 https://curi.us/blog/post/2290 The History of Taking Children Seriously This is a history of Taking Children Seriously (TCS), particularly the online community leaders: Sarah Fitz-Claridge (SFC), David Deutsch (DD) and Elliot Temple (ET). TCS was founded in 1992 by SFC an Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:39:06 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2289 https://curi.us/blog/post/2289 Identification Policy Due to ongoing harassment and abuse (one example – there have been some smaller issues too), I’m sometimes going to be more strict with people on my forums than I’ve been in the past. I’ve trie Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:29:08 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2288 https://curi.us/blog/post/2288 Andy B Harassment and Four Strands The Fallible Ideas (FI) community has been under attack for over a year by an online harasser, stalker, spammer, doxer, IRL-threatener, financial fraudster and liar named “Andy B”. He’s used over Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:55:56 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2287 https://curi.us/blog/post/2287 Limits of Statistics This is a reply to an FI post. Me: What are some examples people might give [of judging inconclusive arguments and assigning them appropriate weights, choosing both whether it’s positive or nega Wed, 29 Jan 2020 17:13:39 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2286 https://curi.us/blog/post/2286 Dear Lurkers I wrote this privately in Feb 2009. I&#39;ve made minor edits. Dear Lurkers (yes, you), Figuring things out is hard. And fooling ourselves is easy. (This is a paraphrase of Feynman, one of the best Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:23:46 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2285 https://curi.us/blog/post/2285 The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities This post is about Taking Children Seriously (TCS) and what it was like before my leadership. This is primarily interesting because of the value of TCS&#39;s bold conjectures about how to apply Critica Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:45:00 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2284 https://curi.us/blog/post/2284 Confusion About Overreaching I&#39;m sharing this chatlog because if you feel like you&#39;re suppressing/repressing to avoid overreaching, something is going wrong. Don&#39;t accept that; there&#39;s a problem there. (This is fro Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:21:04 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2283 https://curi.us/blog/post/2283 Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community The David Deutsch fan community is being split by the creation of a secondary community. In addition to the public Fallible Ideas forums (FI) for discussing topics like David Deutsch’s books, there a Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:03:10 +0000 https://curi.us/blog/post/2282 https://curi.us/blog/post/2282