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The best ideas are imperfect

The best ideas are imperfect

The insight that the best ideas are imperfect is vital to remember if we want to learn how to make decisions and take action.

For example, Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, which is one of the most important ideas in modern physics. However, while his ideas explain how the universe works, it breaks down in certain cases (like inside black holes.)

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How to make decisions in an imperfect world

How to make decisions in an imperfect world

We can develop a broad collection of thinking frameworks, also known as metal models. The more mental models you possess, the more tools you have in your thinking toolbox.

For example, ways to think about productivity:

  • The 2-minute rule. If something takes less t...

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'All models are wrong, some are useful'

These famous words of statistician George Box pointed out that we should focus more on whether something can be useful in daily life than debating if it is correct in all cases. The test of knowledge is utility, not truth.

Einstein's work was not always correct, but it ...

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Increased understanding of the gravitational pull

While Isaac Newton's description of gravity was good enough to detect Neptune's existence in the mid-1800s, Newton's law was not perfect. Astronomers discovered a mismatch between his law and the laws of nature.

This mismatch was resolved in 1915 when Albert Einstein published his theory o...

so what will happen with black holes as the universe ages and dies around them?

so what will happen with black holes as the universe ages and dies around them?

So what will happen with black holes as the universe ages and dies around them?

  • Again, we don't know but we have some ideas based on our current understanding of physics: Hawking radiation.
  • In quantum field theory the vacu...

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