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October 2020 News

October 2020 newsletter with links on AI scaling, Euclid; further site reorganization & improvement.

October 2020’s newsletter is now out; previous, September 2020 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog; brought to you by my donors on Patreon.


  1. Aside from extremely strong priors about life extension effects (typically much smaller) and the low quality of animal research, some of the specific problems with the original result included:

    • contradictory median/lifespan figures

    • duplicate image

    • small sample

    • doses of C60 small enough that the direct antioxidant activity can’t be responsible

    • bizarre intervention, whose justifying cites were not published when experiment started

    • the C60 was administered for brief period (‘imagine taking a supplement only during your 40s and doubling your lifespan’)

    • the massive life extension observed in the olive-oil-only rats—not doubling, but still implausible