Category archive: Complexity

Do you ask people questions about themselves?

My friend L and I had been hanging out together for a few months, but they almost never asked me... (More...)

Misleading graphs

I've seen several potentially misleading graphs in articles lately, so here's a reminder of a couple of common y-axis issues:... (More...)

Somebody Will, again

I'm having one of those everything-is-deeply-intertwingled moments. On the way home, Ada Palmer's haunting and lovely and sad-yet-hopeful song “Somebody... (More...)

Lack of condemnation doesn't equal approval

I still haven't finished writing any of the real blog posts I want to write about the Hugo situation. For... (More...)

Group discussion can result in extreme views

In 2000, the Yale Law Journal published a fascinating article by Cass R. Sunstein titled “Deliberative Trouble? Why Groups Go... (More...)

Lewis Thomas on computers

In 1974 or so, Lewis Thomas wrote an interesting essay titled “Computers,” which he reprinted in his book The Lives... (More...)


I occasionally see studies that (at least as presented in news articles and blog entries) group together both an obvious/easy/common... (More...)

OKCupid questions

I stopped back by OKCupid again recently, after about three years away from it, and was reminded all over again... (More...)