Reid Matthews

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Reid Matthews

16 days ago

It’s when we feel too good that we run the risk of becoming overconfident, intellectually complacent, and set in our ways. It’s exactly when we think we have life all figured out that we end up losing our way.

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

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Reid Matthews

39 days ago

This felt like a -lot- of speculation and then a meandering list of potential nightmare scenarios at the end...

To be clear, we have no certainty of what Apple’s grand plan is, and in its usual fashion, it’s not telling us.

Apple Isn't Your Friend

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Reid Matthews

51 days ago

What Can Be Done To Stop School Shootings Without Shredding the Constitution?

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74 days ago

In Conversation: Terry Gross

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Reid Matthews

88 days ago

I did not expect to see “Vox podcasts” held up as a standard for “national organs of respectable public discourse”.

In the US’s national organs of respectable public discourse – New York Times op-eds, Vox podcasts and Atlantic explainers –

How much is an hour worth? The war over the minimum wage

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Reid Matthews

129 days ago

We need not just reasonable gun control, but also a bit more self-control over our emotions and instincts if we want to keep ourselves and our kids safer.

School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy?

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Reid Matthews

196 days ago

Same as it ever was: There’s no reason to melt down

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Reid Matthews

199 days ago

Would that the author have chosen examples from his criticism in as balanced a manner.

In contrast, Yacob shows a much more agnostic, secular and enquiring method – which also reflects an openness towards atheistic thought. Chapter four of the Hatäta starts with a radical question: ‘Is everything that is written in the Holy Scriptures true?’ He goes on to point out that all the different religions claim theirs is the true faith:

Indeed each one says: ‘My faith is right, and those who believe in another faith believe in falsehood, and are the enemies of God.’ … As my own faith appears true to me, so does another one find his own faith true; but truth is one.
In this way, Yacob opens up an enlightened discourse on the subjectivity of religion, while still believing in some kind of universal Creator. His discussion of whether or not there is a God is more open-minded than Descartes’s, and possibly more accessible to modern-day readers, as when he incorporates existentialist perspectives:

Who is it that provided me with an ear to hear, who created me as a rational being and how have I come into this world? Where do I come from? Had I lived before the creator of the world, I would have known the beginning of my life and of the consciousness of myself. Who created me?
In chapter five, Yacob applies rational investigation to the different religious laws. He criticises Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Indian religions equally.

The African Enlightenment

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Reid Matthews

199 days ago

Ugh. Now I have to think about flushing my brain out.

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

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Reid Matthews

217 days ago

I don’t disagree with the thesis. It does frustrate me that history and other “soft” courses aren’t considered essential for those who will work themselves into leadership positions. Unless these future leaders have a deep personal interest in those topics from some other source, a college education is often the only place they will have to be exposed enough to these bodies of knowledge to develop that interest and use it to inform the decisions that they will make in their leadership roles.

My thesis, in a single sentence: Civilized societies revolve around education now, but there is a better—indeed, more civilized—way. If everyone had a college degree, the result would be not great jobs for all, but runaway credential inflation. Trying to spread success with education spreads education but not success.

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

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243 days ago

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245 days ago

“Success in creating AI,” Hawking neatly summarised most recently, would be “the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last.”

The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?

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Reid Matthews

248 days ago

What’s the most entertaining conspiracy theory you ever read about yourself?
That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution and stay in power longer. Anybody who thinks I could get away with telling Michelle I’m going to be president any longer than eight years does not know my wife.

President Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview

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Reid Matthews

248 days ago

An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey

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Reid Matthews

318 days ago

These are the skills you should learn that will pay off forever

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Reid Matthews

345 days ago

Kierkegaard observed that you don’t change God when you pray, you change yourself.

What’s the Use of Regret?

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Reid Matthews

371 days ago

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Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a Blind Eye.

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Reid Matthews

387 days ago

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

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419 days ago

What Makes You You?

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Reid Matthews

506 days ago

Would Calexit be a good thing?

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Reid Matthews

568 days ago

The Last Unknown Man

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Reid Matthews

644 days ago

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

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Reid Matthews

644 days ago

"After all, if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room."

What I Learned From Feeling Mediocre

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Reid Matthews

693 days ago

The trust machine

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734 days ago

U.S. National Whitewater Center acknowledges filter flaw following death of Ohio teenager infected by amoeba

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Reid Matthews

737 days ago

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

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808 days ago

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Reid Matthews

823 days ago

But those ants in the corporate environment are getting paid just as much as the ones working.

Before You Judge Lazy Workers, Consider They Might Serve A Purpose

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Reid Matthews

873 days ago

These articles about confirmation bias always confirm my thoughts on confirmation bias. - SM

We're Not as Open-Minded As We Think We Are

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Reid Matthews

874 days ago

Oh, if I had known this 30 years ago...

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts

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Reid Matthews

926 days ago

I love the math in 538's discussions.

Stephen Curry Is The Revolution

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