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bio website profiles.google.com/simfish
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen 2 days ago

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.


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?
Sep
17
comment Are there planets that do not rotate on their axis?
Interesting answer. Another thing though: Wouldn't non-rotating objects have to be tidally locked after a certain (really) long period of time? Of course, there could be a brief window of non-rotation
Sep
17
accepted What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)
Sep
17
asked What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)