Finer Grains

Elijah William Eby
I post ideas that are enlightening, profound, beautiful, clever, and sometimes true every single day except for days that I don't.
Created 26 Jan 2021
  • Ideology vs. Moderation
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Read The Alternative To Ideology by Jerry Taylor. It’s a somewhat personal essay on his turn away from libertarianism to moderation, and hopefully a lesson for those in other ideologies to do the same...
  • Whorfianism
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Watch John Mcwhorter on The Language Hoax. What is Whorfianism? …this idea that your language and the way it works gives you a certain pair of glasses that you see the world through. That your languag...
  • Propaganda Alternatives
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    As about half of the population has figured out, our institutions are lying to us. Half the population consuming misinformation is a huge problem. But there’s another problem that is just as important...
  • Ivermectin
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Read, Too Good To Check, by Scott Alexander, A Democrat reads some fraction of this story, and sees a bunch of idiot conspiracy theorists taking deadly horse medication to cure COVID. A doctor warns p...
  • Quick Hits #16
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    88% of drivers ranked their safety above average and 93% ranked their skills above average. Tyler Cowen talks with Amia Srinivasan about utopian feminism. It is a very unusual episode despite the fact...
  • At The Mercy Of The Meal
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    You may have heard of research showing meal breaks influence judge’s rulings. Basically, well-fed judges rule favorably 65% of the time, but that gradually falls to nearly 0% until the next meal break...
  • How to Write Non-fiction
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Read Scott Alexanders Nonfiction Writing Advice. His rules are, Divide things into small chunks Don’t build walls of text. “Finishing a paragraph or section gives people a micro-burst of accomplishmen...
  • Quick Hits #15
    14 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Why hasn’t there been more Covid deaths in Japan? (Obesity? Mobility? Biology?) Gamechanger: mRNA cancer therapy is now in human trials. Arguably the four most important charts in science and technolo...
  • An Ode to Mindfulness
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Read Notice, a poem by MetaLevelUp I sit down to dinner, I'm feeling quite famished, My favorite meal I've prepared. A few minutes later, the food's nearly vanished, It's like my own tongue is impaire...
  • Why Doesn't Everyone Have PTSD?
    12 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Read Michael Huemer on how PTSD is the natural state and whether modern life improves us. From a big picture standpoint, having PTSD is normal and not having PTSD is unusual: Imagine that for your ent...
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