turning scholarship into wisdom we can use.

About the project

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Today, the scholastic enterprise is a bit funny. The pursuit of truth, but only for those who can read the articles. Facts for the sake of facts, without understanding. But knowledge is nothing except in relation to the way we use it; embedded in the context of our desires and coordinated in the light of experience. This is wisdom. And the best way to learn is to teach our future selves. So let's do that. Let's turn scholarship into wisdom we can use.

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Successful Prophets


We're setting goals wrong, we're missing the point, and it's troubling


Honey-bees are smarter than they should be


On attraction and love


The false promise of a return to nature


Collections

Compendia

Compendia

A project that collects ideas around this site into a single narrative.

Neurotypica

Neurotypica

On the brain, and other brain-like things.

Psychologia

Psychologia

On the nature of behaviour.

Community

Community

On coming together, big and small.

The latest

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The true meaning of family ties


The loneliness epidemic


The predictability of humans


Successful Prophets


Folie à deux: the madness of two


Changelog

September 20, 2020

New scholium on the loneliness epidemic.

More updates to ranking search results—the psychology of needs and a primer on psychological theories.


September 15, 2020


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