Good explanations are hard to vary

This short Naval Ravikant post posits that good explanations, “should make risky and narrow predictions.” Part of his point is that tons of things are falsifiable in fact without leading to progress. Example: “If you eat 1kg of grass, it will cure your common cold.” But if it doesn’t, one might say you actually need to eat 1.1kg. In contrast to this point, keep in mind that we often know that something works long before we know how it works so it’d be a mistake to write off ideas simply because we can’t explain them. learn more

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