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So You Want To Learn Physics… - Susan Fowler
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What you can't say - Paul Graham
Mimetic traps - Brian Timor
Thought as a Technology - Michael Nielsen


How to Do What You Love - Paul Graham

"For example, if you asked random people on the street if they'd like to be able to draw like Leonardo, you'd find most would say something like "Oh, I can't draw." This is more a statement of intention than fact; it means, I'm not going to try. Because the fact is, if you took a random person off the street and somehow got them to work as hard as they possibly could at drawing for the next twenty years, they'd get surprisingly far. But it would require a great moral effort; it would mean staring failure in the eye every day for years. And so to protect themselves people say "I can't.""

Advice - Patrick Collison

Short stories and essays

The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
The Machine Stops - E. M. Forster
The Value of Philosophy - Bertrand Russell
Newton, the Man - John Maynard Keynes

People and blogs

Patrick Collison
Alexey Guzey
Michael Nielsen