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The Hormetic Bell Curve as a universal principle

Universal principles crop up in unexpected places. Here's one based on the hormetic bell curve: a concept from biology that applies to so much more. Length: 1058 words, 5-7 minute read Subject: Philosophical universal principles, Nietzsche, the crisis of modernity, hormesis   "God is dead." Began Nietzsche in The Gay Science. But people often forget [...]

January 26th, 2017|All, Philosophy, Theory|0 Comments

How to predict an election

I made more than £3000 betting on the US presidential election. Here's how I got everything right. Subject: I explain how I made a tidy sum of money betting on various political outcomes and why the pollsters got it all so wrong. Length: 868 words, 6-7 minutes How exactly did I figure out what the [...]

November 9th, 2016|All, Theory|0 Comments

Do we live in a simulation?

I explore the question of whether we exist in a simulation, give a concrete answer and explain how this knowledge might affect your view of existence. Length: 1880 words - 12-15 minutes read Subject: I tackle the difficult question of whether we are currently existing as a simulation within a computer and present a solid [...]

October 7th, 2016|All, Existence, Theory|10 Comments