3 min read · Sep 1st · In some situations, don’t pay so much attention
Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important to be mindless. That is, as we develop skill in complex tasks, we can perform them with increasing facility until attention seems to be unnecessary.
Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in some circumstances it’s important to be mindless.
To be clear, paying attention is important when learning a new skill
~13 min read · Aug 16th · The size of certain infinite sets has been a mystery. Now, it turns out, each one is different than the next, and they can all be ordered by size
Can there actually be such a thing as an infinite set? In the 19th century, this question was very controversial. In philosophy, this may still be the case. But in modern mathematics, the existence of infinite sets is simply assumed to be true—postulated as an axiom that does not require proof.