Best of 2011 | #1: Stuff We Made
Our GiveWell Poster Our First Podcast Episode To end the year, we’re revisiting our favorite tumbles of 2011.
Best of 2011 | #2: Effective Giving
“When a donor says, ‘I have $1000 that I’d like to use to help someone,’ it may not sound like they’re asking for much. But on reflection, I think they’re really saying, ‘I’m looking for someone who needs help that they can’t get from a company, their government, their community, or any other donor big or small - and I expect to provide this help just by sending a...
Best of 2011 | #3: Chuckles
Stupid Question All Sports Commentary Euthyphro Cat Science Hard To end the year, we’re revisiting our favorite tumbles of 2011.
Best of 2011 | #4: Practical Advice
“The last 40 years of cognitive science have taught us a great deal about how our brains produce errors in thinking and decision making, and about how we can overcome those errors. These methods can help us form more accurate beliefs and make better decisions.” The Cognitive Science of Rationality This is What 5% Feels Like Move Beyond Deciding in 5 Seconds Read Textbooks ...
Best of 2011 | #5: Complexity & Rationalization
Imagining Ducklings Complexly Vote for Me, I Don’t Know! Most Science is Wrong Implicit Casuistry To end the year, we’re revisiting our favorite tumbles of 2011.
Best of 2011 | #6: Education
“You may not be the person that your parents take you to be. And—this thought is both more exciting and more dangerous—you may not be the person that you take yourself to be, either. You may not have read yourself aright, and college is the place where you can find out whether you have or not. The reason to read Blake and Dickinson and Freud and Dickens is… to see if they may ...
Best of 2011 | #7: Unreliable Memory
Video: Ronald Cotton’s False Conviction Eyewitness Identification Gets it Wrong Amanda Knox Looked Guilty To end the year, we’re revisiting our favorite tumbles of 2011.
Good work is not done by ‘humble’ men. It is one of the first duties of a...– A Mathematician’s Apology—G.H. Hardy (via ladysmith) From an alternate perspective—call it Owning Our Swag. Those involved in this club are open-minded enough to consider these opposing perspectives, and humble enough to consider we’ve gotten it wrong. #TripleReverseHumbleSwag
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