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TED Talks Jan 9
Honestly gave this TED Talk and it's one of the best we've ever seen:
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Tim Urban Dec 13
Beautiful little essay by my good friend , who is living in the aftermath of an unthinkable tragedy. (And as someone who HAS heard lots of his songs, I can attest that they're better than most of what you'll hear on Broadway.)
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Tim Urban Nov 30
Favorite new entertainment genre.
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Elon Musk Nov 19
Renaming BFR to Starship
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Tim Urban Nov 9
Replying to @Darth_Armot
I'm talking about any country that falls under the broad category of systems that people colloquially refer to as "democracies." My point is about belief or non-belief in whatever particular democracy-esque system is in place.
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Tim Urban Nov 9
Replying to @HouseMunny
That's the rare exception I referred to—but because group B cries Broken Democracy Wolf after every loss, the alarms by both groups when there's a real wolf aren't taken seriously by most people. Part of the danger group B poses.
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Tim Urban Nov 9
Replying to @waitbutwhy
Same group B, when they're happy with an election result, say stuff like: “Faith in democracy restored!” (i.e. “When I get my way, democracy is working. When I don’t, it’s broken.”) (i.e. “I don’t understand what a democracy is and actually prefer dictatorship.")
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Tim Urban Nov 9
Replying to @juanmlemao
Writing the last section. Then just need to figure out what to do with a 120,000 word blog post...
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Tim Urban Nov 9
An idea excerpted from the post I'm working on.
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Tim Urban Nov 7
Intellectual humility is the prerequisite for intellectual growth. Great breakdown by the always insightful
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Tim Urban Nov 4
In case you were wondering, my friend’s daughter likes rainbow cookies but doesn't like puppets, witches, nuns, lawnmowers, or scary things at all.
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Tim Urban Oct 30
Pretty humbling situation for one of the most feared rulers of all time to wind up sandwiched between Tough Chicks and The Caterpillar and the Pollywog.
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Tim Urban Oct 27
I get that MLB wants a close series, but this is a bit much.
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Tim Urban Oct 16
It's launch day for 's opus, Atomic Habits: I'd attribute about 60% of my good habits to his blog and this book is rapidly filling in the other 40%. At least my bad habits are my own original creation.
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Tim Urban Oct 1
. strikes again with another great TED talk. If we can apply simple principles of rationality to our everyday thinking, a whole lot of our problems will be solved.
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Delilah S. Dawson Sep 28
Fascinating article on how your caveman brain breeds insecurity and suffocates your authentic voice: via 's Five Bullet Friday email.
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Tim Urban Sep 12
. is about as big a thinker as they get. Here's how we can use rationality to do the most effective possible philanthropy.
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Tim Urban Sep 10
Replying to @jeff60618
This term is part of the currently-80,000-word monster I'm working on. Currently grooming its hair and painting its nails and taking it to the gym to work off some of its obesity.
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Tim Urban Sep 10
Replying to @mdavidallen
Yeah - it's about whether your views are your views as a product of the evolution of your own deep thinking or whether they're your views because someone else installed them in you.
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Tim Urban Sep 10
Replying to @JarrodTrigleth
An independent thinker.
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