Napoleon Chagnon's book was so poorly received that he was accused of committing genocide via measles. Needless to say, I was intrigued.
Our intellectual role model should be the most moral person we can find that’s at least passable as a “smart person”. What we got is a moral sage that’s passable as the most influential mind of all time.
How did Charles Darwin make the best prediction ever? Why are there more accents in the UK than in the US? Why are there yellow watermelons in Africa? Weirdly these all have the same answer.
Economists rate opportunity cost as the most important economic concept for the public to understand. Turns out it comes in two flavors.
What do homeopathy, Tourette's-like tics and traditional religion have in common? They have displacement value.
Parents will prevent nearsightedness, and other things you can look forward to 28 years from now.
For a long time, I thought MSG was a food additive more like "Red 40", that it had some obscure food-science use and junk food companies were either too lazy or callous to replace it. It turns out it's more like salt. Good luck taking that out of your Cheetos.