Richard Acton answered our plea for an expert in the field of aging science! He’s Post-doctoral researcher and bioinformatician at CECAD, A Cluster of Excellence Aging research institute at the University of Cologne. His PhD work focused on the Epigenetics of aging Including ‘aging clocks’ which permit you to estimate the ‘biological age’ or time to death of an organism.
Some links from Richard:
In the spirit of We’ve Got Worm/We Want MoR, he started his own podcast with his friend Micheal in the role of Scott/Brian as he reads a sci-fi book “Dawn” by Octavia Butler which deals with biology in a more interesting way than many other books in the genre
He read Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence whilst at the Effective Altruism global summit Oxford which featured a CFAR workshop, which he ripped off/remixed and taught at a couple of Humanist Groups
He has one blog post on LessWrong about inferential distances
He made a deck of cards for all the cognitive biases that people can buy!
Here’s the link to the cheaper version of the “how old are your cells” thing
Every Life Is On Fire by Jeremy England
And a link to the short story Eneasz mentioned, The Secret Number
Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
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