Concept porn list

These are dangerous rabbit holes, because a ready source of insight fixes can be as addictive as any dopamine spiral. But like its better known cousin dopamine, we all need a certain amount of acetylcholine in our lives. So it’s good to know where to find a dealer.

More on this here (H/T lflick, I think). Concept porn shall be understood as distinct from proverbs and aphorisms, which describe mental models (the dynamic properties of concepts). So we’re just learning new names for things, like learning how to name molecules in basic chemistry, and not how they interact in such and such situations (like later chemistry courses).

Contributions welcome. Preference will be given to the most addictive sites, which we’ll define as the tendency to produce more open tabs in your browser window over time :-).

  1. TV Tropes
  2. Less Wrong
  3. Wikipedia: Philosophy hub
  4. Wikipedia: Psychology hub
  5. Ribbonfarm
  6. Hmolpedia (for IQ and genius fetishists)

I’m particularly interested to know if there’s something like TV Tropes specifically for hard, written sci fi (and to a lesser extent, fantasy and literary fiction).

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6 Responses to Concept porn list

  1. Heaviside says:

    You mean books?

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      No, as close to glossaries of neologisms as possible. Probably this will be a useless exercise for you because you’ve read significantly more great books.

  2. Mr. T. says:

    “H/T lflick, I think”

    I think I signed in for that comment as “lf” as in Neanderhall’s lurkerx, but shorter (so was not lflick). This is my current handle, and I like it. My apologies for the confusion!

  3. Mr. T. says:

    For vaguely spiritual/New Agey topics: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/#ENGLISH

    Way alternative!

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