This isn’t from Christianity, but actually goes back to hunter-gatherers and had a useful function. See this description of “insulting the meat”. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201105/how-hunter-gatherers-maintained-their-egalitarian-ways
(to be clear, I’m not sure whether this still has a useful function or not)
https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/giants.html has a pretty convincing (to me) explanation of this. Basically the way human psychology works is that people have conflicts at the highest available struggle, and when no outside enemies are a threat they turn internally. For a nice graphical illustration, skip to ”Me against my brothers; my brothers and me against my cousins; my cousins, my brothers, and me against strangers.”
It would help. However, Twitter makes money based on energetic engagement, and no emotion drives behavior better than rage, so they don’t want to fix it.
It’s like the situation with phone companies. There actually are effective ways to prevent spoofed phone numbers, according to my dad who works at a telecom company. However, since scammers and telemarketers are by far the biggest customers, phone companies won’t make the changes needed to do this.
No. Humans do major harm to each other, often even when they are trying to help. And that’s if things go right; an AI based on human behavior has a high chance of causing harm deliberately.
I tried a long time ago and it didn’t work
I’m a tutor, and I’ve noticed that when students get less sleep they make many more minor mistakes (like dropping a negative sign) and don’t learn as well. This effect is strong enough that for a couple of students I started guessing how much sleep they got the last couple days at the end of sessions, asked them, and was almost always right. Also, I’ve tried at one point going on a significantly reduced sleep schedule with a consistent wakeup time, and effectiveness collapsed. I soon burned out and had to spend most of a day napping to catch up on sleep.
At this point I do think enough sleep is important, and have a different hypothesis that needed sleep is just different for different people.
Yeah, let the people go.
Seriously. My childhood was hellish largely to the “education” and the extreme control and supervision that free-range kids blogs often talk about. I was thinking of signing up for cryonics and had actually started filling out the paperwork, but seeing these forcibly done to adults too even after the vaccine came out changed my mind.
About the 3-year-old cancer researcher:
Foldit is a video game about realistically-folding amino acids. When scientists had trouble figuring out how amino acids form into proteins, Foldit players actually had better results than the best computer simulations.
3 is probably a bit too young, but projects like this would be really useful.
I don’t know what they are like. Should I bring anything? It starts at noon, but how long does it last?
It says no man has the right to interrupt the happiness of another and talks about property rights, but also says “Whatever is inconsistent with the general peace & welfare of mankind is inconsistent with the laws of human nature and therefore wrong”.
What would Wollaston say about heroin dealers? Is it right or wrong to prevent them from dealing heroin?
woah, birth control is way more complicated than I thought. I started looking and it turns out I can’t just read a bunch of studies about each method and say what the side effect risks are. There are quite a lot of birth control methods and chemicals, each with tons of complicated chemical interactions, tons of complicated hormonal interactions, side effects, etc. Each article talks about lots of fancy biological terms like “venous thrombosis” that I have to keep looking up. I also don’t really have the medical knowledge to really put things in scale: for example, one medication treatment is said to raise a hormone level to a peak of something ng/mL, and I don’t know how much of a change that is.
Thanks for the help finding sources, everyone, but this bounty won’t be claimed until a doctor looks at it.
actually never mind. I don’t have a university or anything that gives access to journals, sci-hub doesn’t have a convenient search tool, and arxiv doesn’t have enough articles about this topic
I’d be interested, but you say that the payment “depending on the post, it might also end up (much) lower”. Also, I haven’t done any research into this before, and would have a lot of reading to do, and so someone else would probably do it first.
Have you already had volunteers, and could you elaborate on the payment?
Not really helpful for understanding the history of factory safety, but here’s a funny German workplace safety video, Forklift Driver Klaus: (note, you do not need to speak german)