If You Can’t Make Predictions, You’re Still In A Crisis | Slate Star Codex

http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/09/05/if-you-cant-make-predictions-youre-still-in-a-crisis/

Scientific study designs and psychology. Know Thyself. It’s literally the only way to avoid this mess.

On the other hand, that’s the actual issue. Strange loops comprised of cognitive bias and its failure to be reflected by universally repeatable design, turning into cybernetic feedback systems, slowly eating the world. This is part of everything from the divisive, carnivalesque nature of American politics to why magick works to who reads this blog and who doesn’t. It’s what drives people to big boxes and what dessicates everything from mom and pops to private sale markets. It’s why we went to the Moon and why we haven’t been back. A world so poorly designed that we have to take part in it.

It’s amazing what happens when we do.

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