Are we living in the same world?

One of the first unanswered questions that children tend to come up with goes something like "Are the colours you see the same as the colours I see?" In philosophy, this is known as the problem of inverted qualia. It goes roughly like this: We have words for some subjective…

The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Expertise on the Internet

I.One of the most ubiquitous features of the internet seems to be that nobody enjoys arguing on it, but everyone does anyway. Just recently, I was scrolling through a Twitter thread, for god knows what reason, on a paper that uses semantic alignment (measuring how closely words correspond to…