i enjoy science

I enjoy science popularizing (or did, I don’t read science books much anymore) as much as the next person, but…

my guess is

My guess is that the “start really early” and “concentrate on one subject” parts do more of the heavy lifting…

in real life,

In real life, belief is an instrument to do things, not the end product. This is similar to vision: the…

potential for government

The potential for government to become dysfunctional is unique in democracies because the relatively open checks and balances system (which,…

horseshoe theory, which

“Horseshoe Theory”, which postulates that extremes are always closer to one another than to moderates on either side. He thinks…

laszlo polgar studied

Laszlo Polgar studied intelligence in university, and decided he had discovered the basic principles behind raising any child to be…

in cff, these

In CFF, these are perceptual handshake failures; even though “there’s a story about the economy in today’s newspaper” should be…

corlett, frith &

Corlett, Frith & Fletcher (2009) (henceforth CFF) expand on this idea and speculate on the biochemical substrates of each part…

when he [kemeny]

When he [Kemeny] was made President [of Dartmouth], he was told he has to give up teaching mathematics, and he…