curi https://curi.us/ Explanations for the curious en-us Tree: State of the Objectivism Debate This tree documents the state of the debate for Objectivism. Click the image to expand. The PDF has clickable links to sources (everything underlined) and selectable text. The goal of the tree is no Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:12:19 +0000 https://curi.us/2442-tree-state-of-the-objectivism-debate https://curi.us/2442-tree-state-of-the-objectivism-debate Tree: State of the Critical Rationalism Debate This tree documents the state of the debate for Critical Rationalism. Click the image to expand. The PDF has clickable links to sources (everything underlined) and selectable text. The goal of the t Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:03:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2441-tree-state-of-the-critical-rationalism-debate https://curi.us/2441-tree-state-of-the-critical-rationalism-debate Tree: State of the Austrian Economics Debate This tree documents the state of the debate for Austrian Economics. Click the image to expand. The PDF has clickable links to sources (everything underlined) and selectable text. The goal of the tre Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:55:57 +0000 https://curi.us/2440-tree-state-of-the-austrian-economics-debate https://curi.us/2440-tree-state-of-the-austrian-economics-debate David Deutsch’s Irrationality This is part of a series of posts explaining the ongoing harassment against me from David Deutsch and his associates and fans. To provide background information, I’m sharing some of the most negative Tue, 08 Jun 2021 03:05:56 +0000 https://curi.us/2439-david-deutschs-irrationality https://curi.us/2439-david-deutschs-irrationality David Deutsch’s Fear and Revulsion This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me which has been going on for years. The harassment is coming from David Deutsch (DD) and his community. This post provides info abo Sun, 06 Jun 2021 21:46:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2438-david-deutschs-fear-and-revulsion https://curi.us/2438-david-deutschs-fear-and-revulsion What Happened with the TCS Archives This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me. This post shares background info about my conflict with David Deutsch. I’ve tried to address the problem privately but he’s r Fri, 04 Jun 2021 19:28:40 +0000 https://curi.us/2437-what-happened-with-the-tcs-archives https://curi.us/2437-what-happened-with-the-tcs-archives Sam Harris on Defamation; Comments on David Deutsch and Others Defaming Me This is part of a series of posts explaining the ongoing harassment against me from David Deutsch and his associates and fans. Sam Harris in his Response to Controversy post (from 2013): A genera Sat, 22 May 2021 18:27:49 +0000 https://curi.us/2435-sam-harris-on-defamation-comments-on-david-deutsch-and-others-defaming-me https://curi.us/2435-sam-harris-on-defamation-comments-on-david-deutsch-and-others-defaming-me Harassment Sucks Being harassed – and writing about it – is an unfortunate distraction which is delaying Critical Fallibilism articles. If you don’t like that, complain to David Deutsch and the others involved. Sat, 22 May 2021 17:11:01 +0000 https://curi.us/2434-harassment-sucks https://curi.us/2434-harassment-sucks Callout Blog Posts Policy Some people may be worried that if they have discussions with me, they’ll end up called out and exposed in a blog post attacking them. So I want to clarify who I do that to and why. A callout post i Wed, 19 May 2021 17:26:30 +0000 https://curi.us/2433-callout-blog-posts-policy https://curi.us/2433-callout-blog-posts-policy David Deutsch Tweets with my Cyberstalker and Harasser, Andy B This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me. This post shares more info about David Deutsch’s direct involvement with the harassment: he talks publicly with my largest hara Tue, 18 May 2021 05:34:09 +0000 https://curi.us/2432-david-deutsch-tweets-with-my-cyberstalker-and-harasser-andy-b https://curi.us/2432-david-deutsch-tweets-with-my-cyberstalker-and-harasser-andy-b Firebench Debate I had a debate with Firebench on the Fallible Ideas Learning Basecamp. You can read an archive at: curi & Firebench Debate (part 2) We agreed to debate to a conclusion (either mutual agreement or Thu, 13 May 2021 21:44:47 +0000 https://curi.us/2431-firebench-debate https://curi.us/2431-firebench-debate Critical Fallibilism Forum I created a new Critical Fallibilism discussion forum using Discourse software. Reading the forum is free. Being able to post costs $20 as a one-time fee. The goal of the price is to raise discussion Thu, 13 May 2021 20:08:27 +0000 https://curi.us/2430-critical-fallibilism-forum https://curi.us/2430-critical-fallibilism-forum Does David Deutsch Know He’s Lying? This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me. This post analyzes the David Deutsch’s lie against me. If you haven’t read about the yet, you should read that first. I’ Wed, 05 May 2021 20:04:01 +0000 https://curi.us/2429-does-david-deutsch-know-hes-lying https://curi.us/2429-does-david-deutsch-know-hes-lying Friend Groups, Social Legitimacy, Abusers and No Contact Requests This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me which has been going on for years. The harassment is coming from David Deutsch (DD) as well as his direct and indirect associates, Mon, 03 May 2021 18:27:11 +0000 https://curi.us/2423-friend-groups-social-legitimacy-abusers-and-no-contact-requests https://curi.us/2423-friend-groups-social-legitimacy-abusers-and-no-contact-requests Public Comments Disabled Due to severe harassment from David Deutsch and his fans, I've disabled public comments. See David Deutsch Lied About Me and Harassment Summary. We're creating a new forum with a paywall. Wh Mon, 03 May 2021 04:50:10 +0000 https://curi.us/2428-public-comments-disabled https://curi.us/2428-public-comments-disabled Fallible Ideas Bundle I bundled together 18 of my digital products costing a total of $417. Buy the Fallible Ideas Bundle for $100. Mon, 03 May 2021 01:47:41 +0000 https://curi.us/2427-fallible-ideas-bundle https://curi.us/2427-fallible-ideas-bundle Biases David Deutsch Taught Me I spent around 10 years learning a lot with David Deutsch (DD), and then the next 10 years not interacting with him much. And he mostly stopped putting out public content, so I moved on to engaging wit Sat, 01 May 2021 23:55:00 +0000 https://curi.us/2426-biases-david-deutsch-taught-me https://curi.us/2426-biases-david-deutsch-taught-me David Deutsch’s Denial This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me which has been going on for years. The harassment is coming from David Deutsch and his community. I’ve tried to address the prob Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:16:49 +0000 https://curi.us/2425-david-deutschs-denial https://curi.us/2425-david-deutschs-denial No Contact Request Due to ongoing harassment, I'm issuing a no contact request to the "Crit Rats". Leave me alone. People included: Dennis Hackethal Brett Hall Charlie Jungheim Michael Golding Bruce Niel Fri, 23 Apr 2021 16:07:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2424-no-contact-request https://curi.us/2424-no-contact-request Jason Crawford Letter (This is also posted on the Letter website, with some minor cuts to get under the 1500 word limit.) Jason Crawford, I agree with lots of what you say. I too value progress. And I think educating peop Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:14:19 +0000 https://curi.us/2422-jason-crawford-letter https://curi.us/2422-jason-crawford-letter New Community Site Planning Update For new community stuff, my current plan is to have: Critical Fallibilism website with curated articles (likely jekyll, wordpress or ghost) Critical Fallibilism forum, publicly viewable, $20 for an a Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:34:46 +0000 https://curi.us/2421-new-community-site-planning-update https://curi.us/2421-new-community-site-planning-update FI Basecamp Update I removed some inactive people from the FI Basecamp in order to revert it to the free plan. Sorry; it’s nothing personal. There were a few reasons: I realized I cannot make the Basecamp large, give Sun, 04 Apr 2021 20:53:38 +0000 https://curi.us/2420-fi-basecamp-update https://curi.us/2420-fi-basecamp-update Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI? I helped David Deutsch with his book, The Beginning of Infinity, for seven years. Soon after the book was done, he dropped me, and he's now hostile enough to personally take a leading role on haras Sat, 03 Apr 2021 19:07:23 +0000 https://curi.us/2419-was-david-deutsch-using-me-to-help-with-boi https://curi.us/2419-was-david-deutsch-using-me-to-help-with-boi Induction and AZ Vax Blood Clots waneagony asks on my YouTube video Induction | Analyzing The Beginning of Infinity, part 5: Could you explain some using the Astra Zeneca COVID vaccine as an example of induction being used (or not) Sat, 03 Apr 2021 18:05:13 +0000 https://curi.us/2418-induction-and-az-vax-blood-clots https://curi.us/2418-induction-and-az-vax-blood-clots Learning Skills Is Non-Linear Max talked about return on investment for learning. E.g. at 1% improvement per day, you can double your skill in 70 days. It’s around 2 years for 0.1%. If you always spend half your time learning ins Sat, 03 Apr 2021 18:04:23 +0000 https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear Analyzing BoI Videos I'm making a video series explaining, discussing, analyzing and teaching David Deutsch's book The Beginning of Infinity (which I helped edit for 7 years). View the YouTube Playlist It's o Sat, 27 Mar 2021 03:28:51 +0000 https://curi.us/2416-analyzing-boi-videos https://curi.us/2416-analyzing-boi-videos Critical Fallibilism Course Videos Now on Sale My Critical Fallibilism Course videos are now available. Buy on Gumroad ($880). These 8 videos (16.5 hours) teach my philosophy, Critical Fallibilism, which builds on Critical Rationalism (by Karl Pop Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:02:13 +0000 https://curi.us/2415-critical-fallibilism-course-videos-now-on-sale https://curi.us/2415-critical-fallibilism-course-videos-now-on-sale David Deutsch Lied About Me This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me which has been going on for years. Justin Mallone emailed David Deutsch (DD) to bring up the Andy B harassment encouraged by DD Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:38:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2410-david-deutsch-lied-about-me https://curi.us/2410-david-deutsch-lied-about-me Harassment Summary I (and other members of the Fallible Ideas community) have been subjected to severe harassment over the last 2.5 years, including illegal actions like DDoSing and threatening IRL harm. The harassment i Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:30:58 +0000 https://curi.us/2412-harassment-summary https://curi.us/2412-harassment-summary What I Learned from Autonomy Respecting Relationships Autonomy Respecting Relationships (ARR) was an online discussion group led by Sarah Fitz-Claridge (SFC) and David Deutsch (DD). They eventually left. I owned and ran the group when Verizon bought Yahoo Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:21:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2414-what-i-learned-from-autonomy-respecting-relationships https://curi.us/2414-what-i-learned-from-autonomy-respecting-relationships Some Thoughts on Learning Philosophy You need to know why you’re learning something in order to know when you’re done. What level of perfection does it need to be learned to? Which details should be learned and which skipped? That dep Tue, 23 Mar 2021 18:39:27 +0000 https://curi.us/2413-some-thoughts-on-learning-philosophy https://curi.us/2413-some-thoughts-on-learning-philosophy FI Archives Updated https://curi.us/ebooks now has FI email discussions through 2020 rather than 2018. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 23:54:45 +0000 https://curi.us/2411-fi-archives-updated https://curi.us/2411-fi-archives-updated David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment David Deutsch is the root cause of years of severe harassment against me and other FI community members. I've asked him to write a brief message requesting his fans stop hating and harassing, but h Sun, 14 Mar 2021 22:36:01 +0000 https://curi.us/2408-david-deutschs-responsibility-for-harassment https://curi.us/2408-david-deutschs-responsibility-for-harassment Andy B Harassment Update This post documents some of the recent harassment from "Andy B". During this time period, he also joined and vandalized the FI Basecamp and did a Denial of Service attack on this website (tha Sun, 14 Mar 2021 22:29:26 +0000 https://curi.us/2409-andy-b-harassment-update https://curi.us/2409-andy-b-harassment-update The Closing of the American Mind James Randi wrote The Faith Healers (1987) criticizing religious conmen, many of whom used magicians' tricks like cold reading. They have no supernatural healing powers, no special connection to Go Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:42:12 +0000 https://curi.us/2407-the-closing-of-the-american-mind https://curi.us/2407-the-closing-of-the-american-mind Disowning Rami Rustom I am not now, nor have I ever been, Rami Rustom's coach or mentor. But Rami has been lying to people about me. He says that I've been his coach or mentor for ten years. That's false. Rami Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:08:40 +0000 https://curi.us/2406-disowning-rami-rustom https://curi.us/2406-disowning-rami-rustom Discussion About Inferential Distance S. Emiya: Someone wrote this reply to me on Reddit: "The physical behavior of computers, whether mechanical or electric, is indeed governed by the laws of physics. But that is a disingenuous comp Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:15:29 +0000 https://curi.us/2405-discussion-about-inferential-distance https://curi.us/2405-discussion-about-inferential-distance Google Is Culturally Racist Google is (culturally) racist (in 4 parts): https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/video/6934884610606124293 https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/video/6934884839103499525 https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/ Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:51:29 +0000 https://curi.us/2404-google-is-culturally-racist https://curi.us/2404-google-is-culturally-racist Sources of Organization Learning, progress or achieving a goal requires organized effort. That means it's not random, aimless, chaos. For example, the scientific method organizes thinking and action so that scientists le Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:35:35 +0000 https://curi.us/2403-sources-of-organization https://curi.us/2403-sources-of-organization Achieving Mastery When Learning, Plus Followups I shared writing about mastery with my free email newsletter and asked about people’s concerns and objections. Here’s what I said followed by my responses to three concerns. Mastery (Link to the Sat, 27 Feb 2021 18:18:04 +0000 https://curi.us/2402-achieving-mastery-when-learning-plus-followups https://curi.us/2402-achieving-mastery-when-learning-plus-followups