Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.
- What were the problems in Yugoslavian socialism?
- Might short-term shareholders be better monitors?
- Las cooperativas como forma de empresa
- Global evidence on economic preferences
- The power of bias in economics research
- Methodological nihilist John P.A. Ioannidis strikes fear into his enemies’ hearts once again
- Are so called normative statements practically the same as suitably formulated so-called positive statements? Evodence from a survey of economics professors
- Labour repression and the Indo-Japanese divergence
- The Church-Turing Thesis
- A myth has arisen concerning Turing’s paper of 1936, namely that he there gave a treatment of the limits of mechanism, and established a fundamental result to the effect that the universal Turing machine can simulate the behaviour of anymachine. This myth has passed into the philosophy of mind, theoretical psychology, cognitive science, computer science, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, and elsewhere—generally to pernicious effect.
- The World destruction argument
- Deep Reinforcement Learning: A Brief Survey
- Does AI need more innate machinery (LeCun v Marcus)
- Functional Decision Theory: A New Theory of Instrumental Rationality
- Deep RL Bootcamp Frontiers Lectures
- Two cojoined twins that share thoughts (!)
- Sex differences in disgust: why are women more easily digusted than men?
- Evolutionary approaches to understanding religion
- My personal guess for religion has usually been that religion is not an adaptation, but a spandrel: a byproduct of other evolved mechanisms.
- The paper review this and other accounts and tries to evaluate their respective merits.
- Fertility and secularism
- Teaching accreditation exams reveal grading biases favor women in male-dominated disciplines in France
- Unselfish people are more likely to wind up with depression
- Fits with my handwavy explanation: we operate under a law of conservation of meaning. We seek to do meaningful things, and when one feels worthless or a burden, incapable of producing meaning, we still feel the drive of meaningness, but the only way of promoting it in this case is through others.
- Annual war deaths in small-scale versus State societies scale with population size rather than violence
- That is, that Pinker may be wrong
- But then again, he may not be, argues @Evolving_Moloch
- A world of 1000 nations
- In a multiverse, what are the odds?