|“||Do no harm, but at the risk of committing only to inaction - accomplish good as well. Evil requires no great tools or creativity to spread; only that each of us imagine, wrongly, that the world has all the heroes it needs. [Confessions 1]||”|
That summarizes it.
Ideas for Wikipedia
My next focus: "Guesstimate of number of reader experiences improved."
Writers like to know how many hits their web pages get. On Wikipedia, we could use a stat like that. As a frequent writer, one of my hopes/greatest rewards is others to read my work (even if they don't know it's me). We could provide authors, in a single screen, maybe in one stat, with a rough idea of the number of people they are reaching. I mean, by my lazy estimates, my own writing (for example) could be helping around 30 000 people think each day! How cool.
By the way, here is a cool editing tool someone made: http://toolserver.org/~dispenser/view/Peer_reviewer Man, I should really keep an eye on WP:SCOTM
I focus on editing stuff about psychology (really, all science) and philosophy. I try and make Wikipedia a pleasure to read - but also more skeptical (Wikipedia should be compelling in its coverage of these topics).
Wait, who is this?
Anyway, I am sure I can be a bit brash and bold with my editing - but I know you won't be afraid to disagree.
|Stuff||my biases (subject to change)|
|Epistemology||Empiricism, Rationalism, Skepticism|
|Ethics||Moral scientist (e.g. working with the character strengths and virtue book for now). I also really dig Secular humanism - specifically Personism.|
|Free will||Hard determinist for now, and I believe in compatibilistic free will (only because phrasing it as "incompatibilistic non-free will" affects people's self efficacy)|
|Future||Scientific Progress, Technological singularity|
|Politics||Liberal democracy, and as hippie as I can justify considering I am a scientist|
- Neuroscience of free will
- Science of morality
- The Life You Can Save
- Thought identification
- Hard determinism
- Role of chance in scientific discoveries
Other pages that I have spent a lot of time on include...
Like my contributions? Let us collaborate. Especially near Toronto.
- My opinion.