Here it is, a rundown of interesting articles I’ve come across recently, to consider for your weekend readings:
The proper application of preconceptions: Curing “the cause of all human ills.” (Modern Stoicism) The Stoic philosopher Epictetus thought he had found the cure to all human ills. Give it a try.
Shaka, when the walls fell. In one fascinating episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation traced the limits of human communication as we know it—and suggested a new, truer way of talking about the universe. (Atlantic)
The “learning styles” myth is still prevalent among educators — And it shows no sign of going away. (Research Digest)
Ancient Rome has an urgent warning for us. The era of the Antonine Plague offers a reminder of what a powerful force nature has been throughout human history. (New York Times)
The Simulation Hypothesis is pseudoscience. (BackReaction) Sabine Hossenfelder nails another one.