The primary focus of this blog is on how to accelerate progress in science and technology. If you are interested in progress studies and metascience, please consider subscribing. Other topics of interest include AI and regulatory policy. There may a few random posts as well as I end up going down various rabbit holes.

The name “More is Different” comes from the title of an 1972 article in Science by the condensed matter physicist and Nobel laureate Philip W. Anderson. The article is about emergence and the hierarchical nature of scientific knowledge. My PhD research in part explored emergent phenomena (phonon vibrational modes) that occur in the hydrogen bonding dynamics of liquid water.

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Explorations centered around how to accelerate progress in science & technology (progress studies, metascience). Other topics of interest : AI, Effective Altruism, transhumanism.


Dan Elton

Proponent of science & technology. Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.