Are We There Yet?

Guns, Germs, and Steel is a great series to watch, if a bit long, but well worth the time. Jared Diamond has a great theory that just "clicks" with me the more I watch it. He starts simple, and then extrapolates. Why are Europeans so often the conqueror? Farming, and domesticated animals that can help … Continue reading Are We There Yet?

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Being Lazy Keeps You Alive (If You Are a Lion, That Is)

It seems counter-intuitive, but it makes sense: Lions spend almost 80% of their day sleeping., which means they spend less than 20% hunting. Odd to think of laziness as a survival trait, but Jacobs makes a good point in┬áThe Nature of Economies, that without some way to limit how much they hunt, lions could easily … Continue reading Being Lazy Keeps You Alive (If You Are a Lion, That Is)