Modern Logic with Jacob Newsletter

Jacob Rangé
Bite-sized articles on interesting topics, current issues and books that I'm reading + news for normal people, without the pull of polarising opinions. Join me!
Created 20 Jun 2021
  • The beauty of authenticity
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    What is it that people love so much about authenticity? More and more, in the modern day, there is something special about authenticity and the prestige that comes with it. For a long time, luxury goo...
  • What does Yale and Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’ have in common?
    12 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    How many of you have indeed studied Yale’s coat of arms and read Paulo Coelho’s novel ‘The Alchemist’? Not many I hope. Yale was founded in 1701 whilst The Alchemist was penned in 1988. A little bit o...
  • The peculiar connection between Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and Tulips
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    It was the early 1600s and the Dutch Republic was in its economic and political Golden Age. They had the most sophisticated and advanced financial and economic systems ever seen in history. Stock and ...
  • Why we can’t compare COVID-19 vaccines
    22 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    One unfortunate statistic has somewhat stifled the rollout and delivery of primarily Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and AstraZeneca vaccines. This statistic is what is known as the ‘efficacy rate’. Many ha...
  • How to ask good questions
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Questions are something we ask every day without giving any thought to it. What’s the weather like today? What should I eat for breakfast? Despite these seeming quite trivial, they are more important ...
  • Will Artificial Intelligence achieve consciousness?
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    The question of Artificial Consciousness transcends the debate of whether Superintelligent AI will exist in the near future. Almost everyone in the field agrees that Superintelligence is on the horizo...
  • How we make AI safe: The existential problem
    24 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Questions surrounding the future of AI are creeping up on us. For many, it seems like a far out sci-fi dream that couldn’t possibly be realised in the near future. But for many — mainly those who are ...
  • Yes, lockdowns aren't good. But the alternatives are worse
    17 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    Throughout the entirety of the pandemic, we have seen various takes on how to stop the spread of the virus, whilst maintaining adequate economic performance. Australia has been a poster boy for the ‘l...
  • The Hidden Flaw in Your Judgements
    09 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Noise is a hidden enemy — we don’t notice it like we can notice many biases in people’s judgement. However, it is still there. Noise is loosely defined as a variation in judgements that shouldn’t have...
  • What was the G7 summit all about?
    02 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    The G7 is made up of the US, UK, Japan, Canada, France, Germany and Italy. As chair of G7, the UK invited India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa to the summit as guest countries. British Prime Mi...
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