Links added to the Heap recently…

  1. “For those without college degrees, life expectancy reached its peak around 2010 and has been falling since” — Anne Case and Angus Deaton (Princeton) explain why and suggest solutions, but sending more people to college is not among them
  2. “Why I don’t have pronouns in my bio” — Neil Levy (Oxford) explains
  3. A modified LLM is being used as a teaching assistant at Harvard — it’s just for a computer science course. For now.
  4. “I want my loved ones to eat me when I die” — Daniel Story (Cal Poly) is serious. He explains why, and relays his discussions about it with his family, friends, and fellow philosophers in a refreshingly weird piece of public philosophy
  5. Do we need to take warnings about the “epistemic apocalypse” seriously? — Joshua Habgood-Coote (University of Leeds) on distortions in current discussions about deepfake videos
  6. Philosophy-themed shirts: modus ponens/tollens, inverted spectrum, abstract trolley, and more — from Kelly Weirich (Pierce College)
  7. How crows use statistical reasoning — “Some experts have even classified corvids as having the same intelligence as a 7-year-old child” (via MR)

Discussion welcome.

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Vipul Vivek M-D
Vipul Vivek M-D
6 months ago

This is a better piece on what’s going on in the US regarding the relationship between education and life expectancy: