Polysaccharide K May Combat Multiple Sclerosis

Let me preface this article by saying I am not a medical expert of any sort. I recently saw an interesting article claiming Polysaccharide K could inhibit or reverse several kinds of cancer. I looked briefly into the academic literature on this, which was confirmatory, and while trying to understand the immune response to this … Read more Polysaccharide K May Combat Multiple Sclerosis

Adding to John Vandivier’s Bio

A friend recently invited me to a political discussion. One introductory question was about each individual’s current political attitudes and how they saw those develop in their own lives. What I wrote is repeated here. I’m an anarcho-capitalist. I’m also a Christian and a conservative, but not a Republican.I was more or less born into … Read more Adding to John Vandivier’s Bio

Tim Ferris Manages Up on Remote Work

As a software developer, it’s super weird that I have to manage and train my organizational superiors. It’s a notion that economists and business thinkers in academia generally rule out before the analysis, but it’s a real thing. Software development firms are sometimes spoken of as flat organizations, but in fact many teams are genuinely … Read more Tim Ferris Manages Up on Remote Work

Included Variable Bias

In statistics we often complain about omitted variable bias. Throughout my academic training, however, I have never been instructed against included variable bias. Omitted variable bias is the case where a regression fails to include a right hand factor. As a result, some of the explanatory power that the missing factor properly deserves is improperly … Read more Included Variable Bias

A Quick Hack to Help Intermittent Fasting

My intermittent fasting plan restricts eating to between noon and 8 PM. Sometimes intermittent fasting is hard because I get hungry. I’ve noticed instead of committing not to eat for X hours it’s sometimes mentally easier for me to commit not to eat until after I finish drinking X cups of water, coffee, or tea. … Read more A Quick Hack to Help Intermittent Fasting

On Science and Religion

This article aggregates a few talking points on the relationship between Christianity, education, religion, and science. Ecklund and Scheitle, 2017, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think About 36 percent of evangelicals think scientists are hostile to religion, compared to 22 percent of Americans overall, according to a 2014 study released by the American … Read more On Science and Religion

Plz Appropriate Me Bro

Obviously white people, on average, obtain higher levels of income and various other measures of success in America. You can call this White Privilege and call on government intervention to solve the problem, but this is a band aid solution. It seems to me that is a cop-out for the much harder, real solution: Genuine, … Read more Plz Appropriate Me Bro

5 Steps to Correct for Own Bias

This article briefly describes how to correct for own bias. It’s motivated by the question of a Facebook friend: “What steps do you take to actively correct for your bias when you want to determine the answers to complicated socio-economic questions?” The answer, I think, is applicable to all sorts of questions. Other-orientedness Unconscious bias … Read more 5 Steps to Correct for Own Bias