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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Aug 23 at 19:12

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.


Nov
2
asked If there is significant temperature difference between indoor air and outdoor air, will that significantly increase the rate of air exchange?
May
23
asked Why will the increase in the sun's luminosity accelerate with respect to time?
May
15
asked Why don't massive water-borne animals crush under their own weight when they're in water?
Mar
3
asked What is the weekly average of coronal mass ejections the sun sends out?
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?
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
asked Does the heat death of the universe really imply a maximum entropy state *all* of the time? Or most of the time?
Sep
24
asked Why don't stars in globular clusters all orbit in the same plane?
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
asked What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)
Sep
15
asked Is it easier to learn more about the seasonal changes in an exoplanet's atmosphere when the exoplanet orbits a binary star system?
Sep
7
asked Can one canonical conjugate variable be considered to be the “frequency” of the other one? (which could be a “wavelength”)?
Sep
5
asked How did the radiative flux of each gas giant planet change with respect to time (since their formation)?
Sep
5
asked Are there certain alignments in planetary orbits that create interesting effects in the moons or planets?
Sep
2
answered Why are some galaxies flat?
Aug
29
asked Assuming an observer is 50 light years away, in the plane of the solar system and observing earth, what is the light flux of earth he would see?
Aug
25
asked Are our telescopes capable of taking actual images of brown dwarfs?
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?