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bio website profiles.google.com/simfish
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Apr 17 at 22:33

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.


Aug
20
asked What distinguishes a moon from orbiting space debris? Or in other words, when is a satellite “too small” to be a moon?
Aug
19
accepted How are accelerated reference frames non-symmetrical?
Aug
19
asked How are accelerated reference frames non-symmetrical?
Aug
18
comment What are some molecules stable in outer space that are unstable under terrestrial conditions?
Well, asking for specific examples is fine? It is a broad question, but we don't even know most of them. Getting a fraction of them is a lot better than nothing.
Aug
18
asked What are some molecules stable in outer space that are unstable under terrestrial conditions?
Aug
18
comment Most accurate ways to find the average distance between stars in Milky way galaxy
Oh, very good points there - thanks! I'll try to add those points in when I have some time
Aug
18
accepted Are telescopes with a concave lens useful for astronomy?
Aug
18
comment For resolving different objects, are there any alternative coefficients to the one used in the Rayleigh criterion? (which is 1.22)
Oh cool. So what if the final goal is the goal you've just mentioned? I'm just interested in cataloging all the final goals.
Aug
18
comment How are galaxy filaments formed? And do they have any analogues in stellar formation?
Wow - so cool! I'll definitely have to read more into this
Aug
17
asked How are galaxy filaments formed? And do they have any analogues in stellar formation?
Aug
17
asked Are telescopes with a concave lens useful for astronomy?
Aug
17
asked For resolving different objects, are there any alternative coefficients to the one used in the Rayleigh criterion? (which is 1.22)
Aug
17
asked Is angular resolution important when we want the spectra of an Earth-like exoplanet?
Aug
17
asked Most accurate ways to find the average distance between stars in Milky way galaxy
Aug
17
comment What is the irregularity in Uranus' orbit that is caused by Neptune?
"The net effect is to almost cancel each other out. But you are right, over a very long period of time, it can have an affect. The same is true of all planets, they affect each other over a long period of time" Interesting point. But then what makes Uranus/Neptune different from other planet combinations?
Aug
11
asked Are meteorites igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks?
Aug
11
accepted How do the day/night temperature variations of moons compare to those of their planets?
Aug
11
comment Assuming that the Sun wouldn't evolve into a red giant, how long would the Earth's atmosphere last?
Wow - good answer! By acceleration, do you mean that the escape rate would accelerate as more atmosphere is lost?
Aug
11
accepted Assuming that the Sun wouldn't evolve into a red giant, how long would the Earth's atmosphere last?
Aug
10
asked Does the Earth help stabilize changes in the moon's obliquity as well?