The best blogger under the Sun—Scott Alexander—is back after a short hiatus. His new blog is called Astral Codex Ten and hosted on Substack.
Scott is a blogger like no other. He covers a wide range of topics, so it’s actually very hard to describe the content. It’s best if you just dive in and start reading. Apart from eye-opening insights, he also had measurable impact on my life. I now mostly ignore news, politics or the latest online outrage. I also partly attribute my improved health to Scott.
To help you start reading his works, many people have compiled their short lists.
- Who is Scott Alexander and what is he about? (from a few days ago)
- The Library of Scott Alexandria (from 2015)
- The very best of Scott Alexander and Slate Star Codex (from 2017)
- Scott’s own list on the About page
Apart from the popular posts, I’m especially fond of his (loose) series on Bayesian reasoning and predictive processing in the brain, so here comes a list that other people missed.