1,973 reputation
520
bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 95
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen May 24 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
25
asked Are our telescopes capable of taking actual images of brown dwarfs?
Aug
22
accepted Is angular resolution important when we want the spectra of an Earth-like exoplanet?
Aug
20
accepted Does the Earth help stabilize changes in the moon's obliquity as well?
Aug
20
accepted How are galaxy filaments formed? And do they have any analogues in stellar formation?
Aug
20
accepted For resolving different objects, are there any alternative coefficients to the one used in the Rayleigh criterion? (which is 1.22)
Aug
20
comment What distinguishes a moon from orbiting space debris? Or in other words, when is a satellite “too small” to be a moon?
Oh, good points. Do all of Saturn's inner moons clear the regions around them? (and thus form gaps?)
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