Our new paper examines the career of measurement—how length units have evolved from humble, concrete origins into the highly abstract, elegant, powerful systems used today. https://t.co/6MFXVsNJ7j
"Conversely, to increase the pleasantness of a moral assertion can make it morally better; an to decrease its pleasantness can make it morally worse." https://t.co/nleGs2uR9o
The first of these Epstein plane passengers to publicly support Epstein's victims will earn, from me, a copy of each of the books the others have written on morality.
AI does a shoddy job of mimicking common sense reasoning: most ML systems don’t reason, and all theorem provers draw trivial and silly deductions. We analyze why — and suggest a path forward — in a new paper, now in press: https://t.co/ZfVhUB7Xb1
Areas around the National Mall are some of the lowest points in DC. Flooding from the Potomac River in 1936 and 1942 overwhelmed the National Mall, stranding the Jefferson Memorial like an island. Many streets in the city need floodwater drainage upgrades.
Social Psych 1970s: Human probabilistic reasoning reflects all kinds of biases, fallacies, deviations from rational norms.
SP 2011: Uh oh. We’ve a replication crisis. Maybe we’ve been doing stats wrongly?
SP 2019: We don’t need expert statisticians to help us fix our subfield. https://t.co/I2x7ocXA4Z
Our @GhiluLab produces the first paper anywhere in the world looking at changes in brain structure and behavior after initial period of internet access to people who have not had much experience with internet before. This is a @PsyArXiv preprint. https://t.co/GmfKtocETx
Should governments invest in basic research? Out today in @sciencemagazine: we report that nearly one-third of patented U.S. inventions rely on federally-funded science, a rate which has grown substantially over the past 90 years: https://t.co/eqceaDgaL2
This video is sparking outrage on social media, as it shows a Metro Transit Police officer using a taser on a man who was speaking to officers who had detained several juveniles in the U St. Metro. https://t.co/iAr0qnUgWS
All the balls are the same color — and that color is *brown*!
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I’ll be giving presentations at various conferences over the summer, so I’ve provided my schedule below. Stop by if you’re around!