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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Oct 9 at 20:06

Feel free to stalk my Internet name(s) if you wish - it's how I make most of my closest contacts these days. Just note that I don't really believe in social constructs when they get in the way of satisficing (or in the way of my goal of learning as much as possible).

Don't take anything I say/do too seriously. A lot of the things I do (that may look weird/stupid on the outside) are the types of things that help me adjust my posterior probability of various things - especially low probability events.Sometimes I hit on a jackpot/very interesting idea. I'm kind of messy since it helps facilitate creative destruction.

I have a lot of respect for all of the sciences. Tactically, I'm developing heuristics for rationality, impartiality, anti-laziness, and creation+identification+searching for what's relevant+reliable. Strategically, I just want to learn everything.

A lot of my thought processes involve my creating new hypotheses and refuting them on my own. I still document the thought process since it's important and may be important for future "true" hypotheses.


May
4
awarded  Commentator
Mar
3
asked What is the weekly average of coronal mass ejections the sun sends out?
Feb
4
comment Why don't any of the gas giants have moons of Earth's mass (or greater) that orbit them? Is this generalizable to exoplanet gas giants?
"I don't think your first paragraph around ice and rock has anything to do with the question on whether gas giants should have Earth-sized moons." I'm thinking that ice and rock accrete differently though. So they would affect whether or not they have Earth-sized moons at distances less than the "ice belt", or where ice would vaporize and not be available. If they didn't vaporize, Earth could even be much larger than it is now (with much more ice)
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
asked Why don't any of the gas giants have moons of Earth's mass (or greater) that orbit them? Is this generalizable to exoplanet gas giants?
Jan
18
asked If a hot Jupiter was not tidally locked, then are there any specific cases where its wind speeds would be milder than those found on Jupiter?
Nov
28
accepted Most accurate ways to find the average distance between stars in Milky way galaxy
Oct
20
accepted If we assume that protons don't decay, then will all matter ultimately decay into Iron-56 or into nickel-62?
Oct
19
asked If we assume that protons don't decay, then will all matter ultimately decay into Iron-56 or into nickel-62?
Oct
4
accepted Does the heat death of the universe really imply a maximum entropy state *all* of the time? Or most of the time?
Oct
4
comment Does the heat death of the universe really imply a maximum entropy state *all* of the time? Or most of the time?
I'd still like some clarification though. Especially since everyone else still seems to believe in the opposite
Oct
4
asked Does the heat death of the universe really imply a maximum entropy state *all* of the time? Or most of the time?
Sep
25
accepted Why don't stars in globular clusters all orbit in the same plane?
Sep
24
asked Why don't stars in globular clusters all orbit in the same plane?
Sep
21
comment What physical interactions actually make single stars leave their binary companions at formation?
Wow - amazing game!
Sep
21
comment What physical interactions actually make single stars leave their binary companions at formation?
Oh I see - so since it's 3-body, it can't be analytically solved in most cases, right?
Sep
21
accepted What physical interactions actually make single stars leave their binary companions at formation?
Sep
19
comment What physical interactions actually make single stars leave their binary companions at formation?
Hm, well, what physically happens when a star gets pulled out? Is it analogous to the situation where a spaceprobe gets accelerated by Jupiter's gravity?
Sep
18
asked What physical interactions actually make single stars leave their binary companions at formation?
Sep
18
asked Is water necessary for forming the sedimentary rocks found on Mars' surface?