59 – Gettin’ Schooled


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We discuss schooling and education with Audrey.

Robin Hanson argues that schooling is to domesticate humans.

The Zvi is much more emotionally compelling in his Case Against Education and it’s follow-up (with more coming)

Scott Alexander examines why DC’s graduation rates are projected to plummet

Richard Feynman’s anecdote about students who knew all the details of light polarizing when reflected from a medium, but didn’t know how this applied to light reflecting off water.

From waaaaaay back in the day: Paul Graham on the social environment of schools and their likeness to prisons.

Per Audrey’s request, we have found an education charity that we are in favor of and can gladly recommend. Tostan International, first brought to Eneasz’s attention by Ozy at Thing of Things. (What really impressed Eneasz is that their focus is on education, and as a side effect they’ve been instrumental in over 6,000 villages ending Female Genital Cutting)

How To Win The AI Box Experiment (Sometimes). Massively interesting!

Big thanks to David for our intro music! I’ll add a link here for his stuff when I track it down. 🙂

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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