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Let's Audit Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein’s Fossil Future addresses dozens of complex empirical literatures. It would take years for me to read them all, and I don’t feel like I have these years to spare. I am however willing to run a random audit.
Two audits, actually.
Here’s what I propose: In the comments, nominate narrow empirical issues that you suspect Epstein covers in a biased manner. Tell me exactly what I should read on the other side, but try to keep the reading recommendations short.
Before long, I will…
Assemble a list of your nominations.
Set up a survey of the candidates.
Read up on the two topics that get the most votes.
Closely compare Epstein’s exact claims with the evidence the nominators decided to highlight.
Publish the results of my audit.
Again, please only nominate narrow empirical topics, like “rising sea levels” or “innovations in wind technology.” And please include relevant reading recommendations if you have any.