How To Improve Mainstream Science and the Tom Steyer Effect

This article deals with ways to improve certain weaknesses in the way mainstream science is usually practiced these days. The way mainstream science works in many fields these days lends itself to the generation and perpetuation of scientific cronyism. First I will give a thumbnail sketch of how I see it working, then I will … Read more How To Improve Mainstream Science and the Tom Steyer Effect

Still Waiting for Them to Cut the Crap

This article covers much of what Intelligent Design is and isn’t. I also discusses some aspects of evolution. A long time ago I wrote an article called Cut the Evolution Crap in which I criticized the so-called “scientific community” for its treatment of intelligent design and its failure both to make known the weaknesses of Neodarwinian … Read more Still Waiting for Them to Cut the Crap

Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

This article is on a way improve the education evaluation service offered by Degreed. The issue is that Degreed only recognizes video material from YouTube. My initial response to this discovery was to assert that Degreed ought to add Vimeo and the wealth of other quality video providers. On second thought I think that going … Read more Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

How Voluntaryists Claim Enforcement Would Work

This article will not make an argument for or against voluntaryism. Instead I will simply be describing the voluntaryist position as I understand it. I will describe voluntaryism in general and then focus in particular on the idea of how enforcement would work in a voluntaryist system. I will draw my information from three sources. … Read more How Voluntaryists Claim Enforcement Would Work

3 Ways to Improve Degreed

This article is about 3 ways, that are really one way, to improve the education evaluating organization and service known as Degreed. There are two large flaws in the way Degreed works, which can be seen as a single kind of flaw, and which I have at least 3 solutions for. The flaw is that … Read more 3 Ways to Improve Degreed

Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Degreed is another example of alternative education. In the past I have written about game-based learning, homeschooling and other models of education. All of these technologies increase the quality per dollar of education by leaps and strides over the status quo. Degreed operates by aggregating, validating and valuing all kinds of educational resources. Notably, Degreed supports … Read more Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

5 Problems With Seasteading

Theoretical anarchy is not enough for real-world change. The DIYL mindset calls for realism in anarchy. Seasteading has been touted as one possible route to anarchy. Seasteading fills the bill of a possible route to anarchy, but hardly an ideal one. In fact it is fraught with problems. Despite the fact that I love the idea, … Read more 5 Problems With Seasteading