How to identify The Most Important Thing
"We should embrace systems designed to reduce mistakes, but some will sneak through. When they do, it is in the best interests of scientific progress that they come to light. However, for individual researchers who attach their professional worth to their work, there are many, many incentives not to reveal errors."
An interesting take on the simulation argument
"I would define power as the ability to make other people do what you want; freedom is the ability to do what you want. Like gravity and acceleration, these are two forces that appear to be different but are in fact one. Freedom is the defensive, or pre-emptive, form of power: the power that’s necessary to resist all the power the world attempts to exert over us from day one."
"In this model the Doers are solely accountable for implementation, failure, and support of other people’s ideas, while the Thinker is rewarded for their success. This is at the heart of the contention and misalignment between the teams. It creates an IT group rather than an engineering team."
data is often isolated by tool or team, each providing a myopic localized view of the data-space while lacking global context