Category Archives: Eloise

Emotions

When is criticizing other people’s emotions appropriate? Is it ever appropriate? Should you criticize someone who’s upset about a small thing? Should you criticize someone who’s afraid of non-poisonous spiders? Should you criticize a pedophile for being attracted to children? Someone who’s … Continue reading

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A-typical Mind Fallacy

a-typical mind fallacy (noun) : thinking the minds of others are so inscrutable that we couldn’t possibly say anything about the beliefs or values of other people A: “I know bed nets save lives, but isn’t it arrogant for you to … Continue reading

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Weird Obesity Things

Weird obesity things: Animals like feral rodents and lab animals are fatter now than a few decades ago http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/278/1712/1626 Something something gut bacteria Identical twin mice were given intestinal microbes collected from either obese women or thin women. The mice … Continue reading

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Proprioception While Dreaming

For years I’ve had a dream where, while running, I notice that my arms are totally not doing the regular running thing and are actually totally straight by my sides (or going across my body, or any number of odd … Continue reading

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2016 Predictions

Below are the probabilities I assign to different events happening in the next year. I’ll revisit this post in January of 2017. Politics/World: Trump will be elected president: 10% Clinton will be elected president: 65% Sanders will be elected president: … Continue reading

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2015 Predictions – Outcomes

Below are the probabilities I assigned to different events happening in 2015, along with the outcomes. Summary section at the end. Politics/World: 1. On Dec 31, 2015, the price of regular gas at my local gas station will be > … Continue reading

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Effective Feminism

Note: This post assumes that you’re at least sort of a utilitarian Effective Altruism is a movement that applies cost-benefit analysis to charity selection in order to maximize impact per dollar. This approach requires that you focus on the evidence for … Continue reading

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