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When I saw "implicit bias" in the post's title, I was expecting a very different post. I was expecting a definition along the lines of:

From Wikipedia:

In social identity theory, an implicit bias or implicit stereotype, is the pre-reflective attribution of particular qualities by an individual to a member of some social out group.[1]

I don't know if others will have a similar misunderstanding of what you meant by "implicit bias". But if so, to avoid confusion, I'd suggest you use a different term like "implicit assumption" instead.

Answer by Andre1

I think nuclear winters are now predicted to be much less severe than once feared. At least, that is what a very indepth EA forum post argues.

I think the finding points us toward being a bit more skeptical of the idea that some effective altruists seem to hold — that a nuclear war between the US and Russia would necessarily lead to a nuclear winter that posed a large risk of extinction.

FYI: I think there is a typo in your email. It should be gpr.meNtoring@gmail.com

FYI, I think one of your hyperlinks is linking to the wrong place.

In contrast, last month, Open Philanthropy published a report on the social returns to productivity growth,

I think that should instead link to: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/social-returns-to-productivity-growth/ 

Answer by Andre8


"Conference" is widely used by the academic and professional community to describe these types of events. It doesn't really have much baggage associated with it, and avoids much of the "vacation" connotation.

I am unsure of this myself. I'd suggest you contact the moderators by clicking the blue button in the bottom right of every page on this site. It looks like a speech bubble with a parenthesis in it.

Agreed on it not being disingenuous. If I gave someone money as a wedding present, I personally would not feel any expectation that they spend it in some particular manner.

Answer by Andre13

Cal Newport frames this problem as the "hyperactive hive mind" in his book "A World Without Email". He suggests that the solution is more structured communication, rather than ad hoc communication. Its lessons on email helped me a lot at work, so if this is a topic that bothers you too, I would suggest checking that book out.

  1. I used Randox because of social proof and price. Randox was listed by British Airways on this website was the cheapest on that website.
  2. I don't recommend using Day 2 tests for the return trip. Day 2 tests have to be mailed back to the lab. So it takes some days to get results. For the return flight, you need results back before you fly. So I would worry that I might not get results back in time for my flight.
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