There’s a certain sort of person who sets their ideas up as explicitly “intellectual” yet explicitly opposed to academia. A few … More

# Category: Learning

# Short Critiques of (Humanities) Academia

Today’s subway station thoughts: I originally got into reading Less Wrong because it seemed a lot like academia except with … More

# Life is a Game. This is your Strategy Guide.

Real life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.

# Deep Learning

Someone asked the following question on Quora: Learning: Do grad school students remember everything they were taught in college all … More

# Lying is an effective teaching method

The following post is something I’ve seen floating around on the internet for a long time. I think Kai Chang … More

# Unusual College Advice

A blogger (Ted Gonder) talks about what he wishes he knew before he started college. I deleted one of them … More

# A Mathematician’s Lament, or: How I learned to hate Math Class and appreciate Math

From A Mathematician’s Lament, by Paul Lockhart: Everyone knows that something is wrong. The politicians say, “we need … More