This is a blog/newsletter focusing on Effective Altruism, progress studies, metascience, and AI.

There may be occasional “oddball” posts as I go down rabbit holes on random topics.

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. His article discusses emergence and the hierarchical nature of scientific knowledge.

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