Karma: 3,205

Correlation does imply some sort of causal link.

For guessing its direction, simple models help you think.

Controlled experiments, if they are well beyond the brink

Of .05 significance will make your unknowns shrink.

Replications prove there’s something new under the sun.

Did one cause the other? Did the other cause the one?

Are they both controlled by something already begun?

Or was it their coincidence that caused it to be done?

Crit­i­cism of some pop­u­lar LW articles

AllAmericanBreakfast19 Jul 2020 1:16 UTC
64 points
19 comments6 min readLW link

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

AllAmericanBreakfast20 Jan 2021 1:11 UTC
60 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Us­ing a mem­ory palace to mem­o­rize a text­book.

AllAmericanBreakfast19 Jun 2020 2:09 UTC
57 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

The Good Try Rule

AllAmericanBreakfast27 Dec 2020 2:38 UTC
54 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

An alarm bell for the next pandemic

AllAmericanBreakfast6 Apr 2020 1:35 UTC
48 points
23 comments8 min readLW link

Pro­gres­sive High­light­ing: Pick­ing What To Make Into Flashcards

AllAmericanBreakfast29 Mar 2021 22:57 UTC
48 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Vi­sual Bab­ble and Prune

AllAmericanBreakfast4 Jun 2020 18:49 UTC
47 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

The Multi-Tower Study Strategy

AllAmericanBreakfast21 Jan 2021 8:42 UTC
45 points
8 comments8 min readLW link

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

AllAmericanBreakfast8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
44 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity and playfulness

AllAmericanBreakfast12 Sep 2020 5:14 UTC
42 points
1 comment11 min readLW link

Cu­ri­os­ity: A Greedy Feeling

AllAmericanBreakfast11 Apr 2020 4:38 UTC
39 points
7 comments10 min readLW link

My stum­ble on COVID-19

AllAmericanBreakfast18 Apr 2020 4:32 UTC
39 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

AllAmericanBreakfast28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
39 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Praise of some pop­u­lar LW articles

AllAmericanBreakfast20 Jul 2020 0:32 UTC
38 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Let the AI teach you how to flirt

AllAmericanBreakfast17 Sep 2020 19:04 UTC
38 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Was a ter­mi­nal de­gree ~nec­es­sary for in­vent­ing Boyle’s desider­ata?

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Jul 2020 4:47 UTC
33 points
18 comments5 min readLW link