Author Archives: TheZvi

Taking Initial Viral Load Seriously

In part a response to (Overcoming Bias): Variolation May Cut Covid19 Deaths 3-30X Also related: This is an expansion of parts of this debate with Robin Hanson. Epistemic Status: Thinking out loud. Food for thought. Not an expert. Initial viral … Continue reading

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Let My People Stay Home

When the Jews left Egypt, they were in such a hurry that they did not have time for their bread to rise. When we packed up the most important things in our apartment, we were forced to leave the bread … Continue reading

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What is a School?

Previously: The Case Against Education You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. In a belated triumph of sanity, schools around the world are closing their doors in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. The debates about schools closing make … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Congregation Regarding The Upcoming Holiday

Under normal circumstances, in a few days we would gather together to celebrate the festival of Purim. We celebrate by reading together the megillah. It tells a timeless story for every generation about standing up and avoiding death. Since, as … Continue reading

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Coronavirus is Here

Even in the best case scenarios, things are going to get a lot worse from here before they get better. Please, please, please, do not rely on me here to tell you what is going on or what to do. Even more … Continue reading

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Mazes Sequence Roundup: Final Thoughts and Paths Forward

There are still two elephants in the room that I must address before concluding. Then I will discuss paths forward. Moloch’s Army The first elephant is Moloch’s Army. I still can’t find a way into this without sounding crazy. The … Continue reading

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Protecting Large Projects Against Mazedom

Previous Post: Create a Full Alternative Stack If we wish to accomplish something that would benefit from or require a larger organization or more levels of management and bureaucracy, what should we do in light of the dangers of mazes? There … Continue reading

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