Scott Siskind is writing again. You might not know who that is. Until today I didn’t know that name either.
Scott used to write a very popular blog about psychiatry and science called Slate Star Codex, and he wrote it under the pseudonym Scott Alexander. New York Times planned to write an article about him and was adamant to use his real name despite his protests. So he deleted his blog in an attempt to protect his privacy.
It didn’t work. Many people supported him, but trolls and haters posted his real name everywhere. Some called the clinic where he worked, trying to get him fired. He didn’t want to cause them any more problems, so he quit.
Now Scott’s back. You can read his new posts. Or read his old posts here. Scott himself prepared the list of his popular posts.
I recommend “I can tolerate anything except the outgroup” and “Nobody is perfect, everything is commensurable”.