How many people have you misunderstood today?

According to the World Clock there are 7.7 billion people (humans) alive in the world today. How many of them have you misunderstood today? We have many mechanisms for failing to achieve consensus. We receive different information We interpret the same information differently We commit new information to long-term storage at different rates, and in… Continue reading How many people have you misunderstood today?

Originalism is another superficially appealing but deeply flawed idea

That won’t soon go away. Originalism is based on several flawed assumptions: 1) There exists a single interpretation of the founders. Reality: there are no universally agreed nuggets passed down from our more enlightened predecessors. They clashed vigorously, even violently. 2) The founders wanted future generations to subscribe to their particular interpretations. Reality: The views… Continue reading Originalism is another superficially appealing but deeply flawed idea

​(Don’t) Send This to Your Friend Who’s a Dick

Positive thinking doesn’t work. It was an untested idea based on flawed assumptions. When will this bad meme finally die? Probably never, but until then you can read the book: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking https://www.amazon.com/dp/0865479410/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ttA1ybBA53RSY https://apple.news/AOQ2MrW8xRw65a7t1z9Xq7g

Why I Still Like Apple

It is easy to have a love/hate relationship with Apple. On one hand they make great products. On the other hand, they control control their products too tightly. The most recent “anti-Apple” catalyst was the revelation that iPhones track movement information in an unencrypted database, until it was revealed a couple days later that Google… Continue reading Why I Still Like Apple