Recommended by Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning
It looks like part of the "IBW" has finally come to Substack! I've been following Shadi Hamid and Damir Marusic for years because they don't follow any faction's script. If you are looking for good-faith conversations where you might disagree with the discussants but still learn something, this is for you.
My friend Rob has one of the most interesting newsletters related to "human nature," broadly construed, that you can find out there. His "lived experience" is also one of the most unique you'll find in the "chattering classes." Rob is not one of those "to the manner born"
Whenever I get a email from GWAS Stories I read it immediately. GWAS Stories is the go-to place if you want to understand the genetics of disease in the 21st century. There is a massive mountain of publications in GWAS being produced today, and this is the Substack to read to make sense of it all.
Erik Hoel is one of the most writerly scientists you will encounter. And I mean that as a compliment! Hoel's ruminations on the intersection between neuroscience and the humanities will help see a possible path toward consilience in the 21st century.
Palladium is a publication that tackles big questions in history, culture and politics with depth. It's where you can read Samo Burja discuss how civilization may be thousands of years older than we believed. It is also the place to read what Tanner Greer believes is the real ideological foundation of the People's Republic of China. Well worth your time to dig deeper and extend your horizons broader.