I try to post Twitter threads here for the most part, but one tweet today is an exception to the rule, both for the link within, as also because the person who tweeted that link is worth following on Twitter.
Question for Twitter: What is the argument for caring about climate change that *you personally* find most compelling?
(This could be different from the argument you think is most likely to persuade others. For many people, these might not be the same!)
— brad plumer (@bradplumer) December 4, 2019
A life well lived: https://t.co/CSvzSj1hpt via @NYTimes
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) December 5, 2019
What the Nobel Prize fails to mention here, and fails to mention every year, is that both Burnell and Hulse were 24 year old grad students when they made their discoveries. Hulse is a man, so he got the prize. But Burnell is a woman, so the prize was given to her supervisor. https://t.co/pfrBLZaK58
— Robert McNees (@mcnees) November 28, 2019
Reading this lovely book called Euclid's Window by Leonard Mlodinow. Highly recommended. Full of delightful things. For example, he's talking about Euclid and his insistence on proof. But why are proofs so important? Proofs for every teeny little assertion, at that. Well, he says
— Narendra Shenoy (@shenoyn) November 28, 2019
1/ Daniel Kahneman, one of the fathers of behavior economics, said one of his favorite papers was “On the Psychology of Prediction (1973).” He claims in the paper that intuitive predictions are often unreliable because people base their predictions on how well an
— Jim O'Shaughnessy (@jposhaughnessy) December 3, 2019