May 2018 News

May 2018 Gwern.net newsletter with 3 essays, links on genetic engineering/heritability/human evolution, politics, psychology, advertising, and 1 book and 1 movie review.
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2018-05-102021-09-18 finished certainty: log importance: 0 backlinks / link bibliography


This is the May 2018 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, April 2018 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

Media

Books

Nonfiction:

  • The Cat in Ancient Egypt⁠, Malek 1997 (some nice full-color images; Malek’s accounts are fairly speculative, and could have used a basic discussion of the conventions of ancient Egyptian art, which he often appeals to in interpreting the cat images and explaining why something is/​​isn’t important, but never explains.)

Film/TV

Live-action:

Music

Misc:

  • “Leonardo” (Il Giardino degli Specchi; Oltremare {2018}) [post-rock]