Chris Lakin


Caution: Low concentration of utility.

Here live the unusually-trivial, less-well-written essays on this website. Essays that would dillute other pages.

I believe that many assessments of quality are derived from concentration, rather than off of absolute mass. (Would you rather have a few close friends, or several ‘meh’ friends?) For this reason I’d rather keep the other pages on this website concentrated with higher-quality material. Thus, this is the home of the trivial essays on this website.

Return to the high concentration: Selected Essays | All Essays

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Other Essays

The pandemic revealed that bioweapons are feasible, but only the U.S. and Europe are vulnerable.

Evolution explained in 6 words.

We’re biased towards explanations, and away from randomness: Apophenia.

Forwards: The difference between ‘Thinking Forwards’ and ‘Thinking Backwards’.

Beliefs: What’s useful may not be true.

What if we are the only life in the universe?

We humans stand a real chance of destroying ourselves in the next few centuries

How blocking blue light affects sleep.

Does ‘intelligence responsibility’ exist?