I recently ran into the term victorian gentlement scientist while reading about John and immediately thought “wow, that’s what I want to do when i grow up!”: to be a gentlement scientist (unfortunately, I think I missed the boat on the victorian part).
It is great when you find a name that describes a concept that you are excited about: makes articulating easier and gives you validation that you are not alone.
It is even cooler when you learn that a lot of the people that you admire subscribe to the term.
I feel like a lot of what I’m interested in fits this class of inquiries. Here are a few investigations that make me feel a bit like a victorian gentlement scientist, in reverse chronological order of inquiry:
- Can propositional theories be evolved?
- Can theories be evolved?
- Was ageing invented?
- Are you me? And am I you?
- Do we re-incarnate?
- What causes darwinism?
- Can machines think?
- Am I a scientist?
- What should papers look like post-computers?
- Mathematically, what makes good APIs?
- What are the economics of being an adult?
- What’s the relationship between verbs?
- Is intelligence born or acquired?
- Do I expect power to be distributed unequally?
- Why do I give up early so often?
- Can machines add?
Do you identify as a gentlement scientist too? If so, lets hang out!