Thursday, August 9, 2018


The Dangers of Persistence - by Vishal Khandelwal (LINK)

The above reminded me of a Kahneman quote worth frequently thinking about:
"When I work I have no sunk costs. I like changing my mind. Some people really don’t like it but for me changing my mind is a thrill. It’s an indication that I’m learning something. So I have no sunk costs in the sense that I can walk away from an idea that I’ve worked on for a year if I can see a better idea. It’s a good attitude for a researcher. The main track that young researchers fall into is sunk costs. They get to work on a project that doesn’t work and that is not promising but they keep at it. I think too much persistence can be bad for you in the intellectual world." --Daniel Kahneman (Source)
Natural Maniacs - by Morgan Housel (LINK)

Musk’s Money Mystery Intrigues SEC (LINK)

American Innovations Podcast: The Future Of | Health | 2 (LINK)

Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos (LINK)

An Ancient Genetic Quirk Could Doom Whales Today - Ed Yong (LINK)

The Wonder Plant That Could Slash Fertilizer Use - by Ed Yong (LINK)