• White Fragility

    White people respond with outrage over any allegation, perceived or actual, of racism because they see racist as synononymous with bad people who hurt others.

  • Slate Star Codex

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  • Illusory Self

    In mindfulness, the practice of meditation aims to deconstruct the ego by observing thoughts and trying to notice where they originate.

  • Polymorphism

    A way of expressing similar, but different objects. For example in object oriented programming you might have a Vehicle class that specifies a method to move and any method that operates on a Vehicle can call the move method.

  • Oumuamua

    An interstellar object that passed through our solar system in 2018.

  • Karura

    Uber drivers in Kenya call it ‘riding Karura’ when you use the app to match with a driver, cancel the ride, then paying the driver a pre-negotiated amount in cash.

  • Trust Models

    Describes different systems that require reliance on others by plotting across two axes—how many people need to behave correctly out of how many for the system to work.

  • Metacognition

    How we think about thoughts is composed of metacognitive knowledge - our understanding of our thinking and learning, metacognitive regulation - strategies and practices that control our learning, and metacognitive experiences - thoughts and feelings while learning something.

  • Spiritual Materialism

    New-practitioners adopting the practice of meditation and mindfulness has a tendency to coincide with a change of identity.

  • Metta

    Love and kindness meditation where you concentrate on visualizing someone you know being purely happy and reciting phrases to with them well.

  • Uncanny Valley

    An object’s likeness that is very similar to another, but slightly off which evokes an eerie negative reaction.

  • Apophenia

    Seeing patterns or interpreting meaning in randomness that is not truly there.