Monday, January 29, 2018


Bill Gates' new favorite book of all time is Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, which will be released to the public next month (LINK)

Tom Gayner on the Full Disclosure podcast [H/T @svafier] (LINK)

How I Built This Podcast -- Dell Computers: Michael Dell (LINK)

Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life (LINK)

The Bayesian Trap (video) (LINK) ["The thing we forget in Bayes' theorem is that our actions play a role in determining outcomes, and in determining how true things actually are.... So I think a really good understanding of Bayes' theorem implies that experimentation is essential. If you've been doing the same thing for a long time and getting the same result that you're not necessarily happy with, maybe it's time to change."]

Alexander Hamilton’s Deep Advice (LINK)

Ed Yong talks to producer Orla Doherty about The Making of Blue Planet II’s Incredible Deep Ocean Episode (LINK) [As I watched this episode over the weekend, I don't think I've ever watched something and said "Are you kidding me?" so many times. From the creatures I didn't know existed to the abundance of life in unexpected places, it was fantastic—and the type of thing that I hope will inspire some young people to get interested in the sciences.]