LAYMN is about the science capable of improving your life.
We exists for a single and timeless purpose – to reveal your innate abilities and hone them to the highest degree. Now, what you do with it after that is entirely up to you. If you want to take over the world, we don’t teach that, but give it a go.1*Gamble, S. McNamara, J. & Grossman, L. (Writer), & Cahill, M. (Director). (2016, May 5). Unauthorized Magic. [Television series episode] Mitch Engel (Producer), The Magicians. SyFy
Our Scientific Worldview
We start from the principle that absolute truths are in short supply. As science philosopher Karl Popper wrote in The Logic of Scientific Discovery2Popper, K. (2005). The logic of scientific discovery. Routledge:
…no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white.”
However, some conclusions are less uncertain. The world might seem chaotic, but it most likely follows physical laws. Patterns exist. At LAYMN we focus on the fundamentals. Science that has over many years proven to be reliable, but more importantly useful.
You will find references to volumes of scientific research on LAYMN. Research that you can apply to improve the quality of your life.
Furthermore, perhaps this is where we should say that we rely on reputable science journals and peer-reviewed research.
Authority and consensus are heuristics. Not definitive proof of the validity of an idea. Of course, there is a spectrum of authority: if push comes to shove we should listen to a group of scientists rather than a group of non-experts.
Above all we want you to know this. The above description is the ideal we strive for, and we maintain our right to change our mind. Remain sceptical, focus on the strength of the argument and ask for proof. Better yet, look it up yourself.
Mistakes, flaws and errors in LAYMN
Please let me know via the contact form or the comment section under the appropriate post. I expect to make mistakes and I hope people find them! Even if you are not sure if it is a mistake (of any size), let me know. Multiple heads are better than one! We want this website to be as accurate of a resource as possible.
About Siim Andres
In my early 20s I did a stint studying chemistry and computer engineering. In those early years I was active in various entrepreneur communities looking for something I could build. Until finally at 25, I dropped out of computer engineering, got a job, and built my business in online publishing.
In the first three years of running the business, and reading some great books on science, it dawned on me that science had to become a larger part of my life. I had an idea. But I still needed to know more. I enrolled in the University of Tartu, and am currently getting my MA in Clinical Psychology. In 2020, I started the website that you are currently reading.