Hey. Good article. I'd like to see the same filter applied against Silicon Valley memes, and what I see as as the near-fatal lack of education in history, languages and arts. Just see Elon for a person who can really do amazing engineering, but is so stupid about foreign affairs that he thinks he can weigh in on Russia and the Middle East.

I am a big believer in the 'fail-fast' methodology - for software - and maybe rockets - but there is a huge hypocrisy in ignoring and failing to learn from the psychology and culture failures. And of course there is the ever-present scourge of financial incentives that are orthogonal to community good.

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I think "math person" is just a euphemism for "high functioning autistic person".

As a self-aware rationalist blogger once said: "highly autistic communities might have some systematic epistemological problems related to the high prevalence of autism.”

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