Existence is the holy thing: Book review of “Gilead”, 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction

This book kept popping up on my radar, so I knew that it had to be good. The last push was an introduction to a fellow bookworm at a friend's wedding down in Utah. Gilead is a modern classic. What makes it so timeless? The book captures the human experience. It doesn't provide a pre-formed... Continue Reading →

Accepting imperfection is at the core of art and religion

Among the many books that Harry Potter recommends in Methods of Rationality, the first one I chose to read was Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases. It is by no means light reading. Among the selection of journal articles presented, I was reading about a common heuristic (rule of thumb, set of assumptions used to... Continue Reading →

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