LAYMN is about improving lives through education and science communication.
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)
We start from the principle that absolute truths are in short supply. As science philosopher Karl Popper wrote in The Logic of Scientific Discovery(2):
…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 truths are more certain than others. 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 impactful. We follow cautious interpretations of the data.
Instead of popular science books, that might not stand the test of time, you will find references to robust volumes of scientific research on LAYMN. Knowledge, that if applied, will provide predictable results.
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.
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. My low-level programming professor asked me if I had a backup plan, I said I did. Following that conversation I got a job building laboratories for schools and research facilities. I funneled money from that gig into my business until a year later I became a full time digital media publisher.
In the first three years of running the business and reading some great books on science, it became clear to me that I cared deeply about the scientific process. I had an idea. There was untapped potential in the already available science and technology. But I still needed to know more. To refine my thinking. I enrolled in an undergraduate program in psychology. Three years later I started the website now known as LAYMN.
- *Gamble, S. McNamara, J. & Grossman, L. (Writer), & Cahill, M. (Director). (2016, May 5). Unauthorized Magic. [Television series episode] Mitch Engel (Producer), The Magicians. SyFy
- Popper, K. (2005). The logic of scientific discovery. Routledge