The Sapiens Society

“Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don’t know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields.” – Thomas Sowell

The Latest From Our Deep Thinkers

Scientists Change Their Mind

The scientific method necessitates an equanimity around being wrong.  A scientist that becomes invested in the outcome of their experimentation has lost the objectivity necessary to be great in the field. Changing your mind, as a scientist, is a feature of the process and not a bug.  We could learn a lot from scientists in…

Individual Liberty

Can we allow each other freedom so long as our fellow citizens are not hurting other people or taking what is not theirs? It seems like a simple, reasonable request.


Gettin’ Old

Getting old sucks. I can’t hear. I can’t see. I forget what I was doing.

Man Made Climate Change

The core question: How do we make solid decisions for our future selves / future generations? There is little doubt in the scientific community that man made climate change is happening and that the projected consequences are horrible.

Climate Change

Like religion and politics, debate about climate change can be volatile and misunderstood and needs much more discussion and action than articles like this to fully be resolved.


Scientists Disagree

Scientific skepticism and disagreement is essential to ensuring a continued march toward a fuller understanding of the truth. In other words, disagreement is a feature of the process and not a bug.

Mental Health

After every mass shooting, spike in suicides, climb in loneliness etcetera, there is a call for a new focus on mental health. Let’s think about a path to make actual progress.


Aliens. Damn it, it’s always aliens. I’m not talking about the boarder crossing kind, I’ve got no problem with them. Hell, most of them are smarter than me anyway. I’m talking about space aliens.

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help”


“Reagan was right. But equally terrifying is the average citizen exclaiming without any thought, ‘There ought to be a law!’ and then vote without any thought.”

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