Evolution is like a really good butler or valet, who’s already standing there with a favorite beverage for you just at the moment you realize you’re thirsty.
Certain Darwinian explanations remind me of a favorite Monthy Python skit.
Big Science devours billions of dollars a year while the productions of this vast government industry seem startlingly and increasingly barren of significance.
Scientists are in a sense just like journalists. We — I speak for the latter — do not like to report that we do not know why or how something happened.
“Developed by the psychologist Irving Janis in the early 1970s, the groupthink theory describes how a tight-knit, smart and well-informed group can suppress dissent and make disastrous decisions because of the pressure to agree.”