About Thinking Much Better
Contact us at “webmaster” at this domain.
I’m Nick! I’ve built a few small things so far. Right now I’m studying Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (and helping with its Effective Altruism club). I also run an edutainment YouTube channel.
I’m Devin, I met Nick through Rochester Institute of Technology’s Effective Altruism club. Many of my posts are edited versions of rants I previously posted on the club’s Discord. I have a BAAS in Physics and Literature and an MA in English, but mostly I write about philosophy. Currently I’m working on an MA in Bioethics.
Why the name?
“Thinking Much Better” is kind of a weird name, almost like a parody of rationalist sites like LessWrong. Are we parodying that? Are we full of ourselves? Both? Actually, neither.
I (Nick) originally bought ThinkingMuchBetter.com to blog about education and pedagogy. I’d been researching many things about pedagogy from different sources (mostly popular books…), and I wanted to try and spend a year writing a blog about the key ideas, in my spare time. Then Ultralearning came out and summarized basically all the things I’d seen anyway, so I used the domain name for this blog.
Also, Nick’s a LessWrong-style rationalist, and we both like that kind of blog, so the title’s not really making fun of that, either.