Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo: “The Statues Walked — What Really Happened on Easter Island.”

Terry Hunt, Carl Lipo: “The Statues Walked – What Really Happened on Easter Island.” Rethink everything you thought you knew about Easter Island. Jared Diamond had it wrong.

An economy of abundance

The key question: how can we better conceptualize the switch from an economy of scarcity to an economy of abundance? Last night, Leah and I had the fantastic opportunity to fly down to San Francisco to hear Tim O’Reilly speak about the birth of the global mind. As a long time listener of the podcast, […]

Jonah Lehrer on creativity

A select assortment of (probably imperfect) notes from the OHSU Brain Awareness series lecture I attended tonight. “Ideas are non-rival goods.” There is no cost to sharing them. “Like a Rolling Stone” from Dylan was written in five hours of insight and produced in four cuts. On moments of insight: “As soon as the answer […]

Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and global security

Historical context, or systemic knowledge, is critical to the pursuit of understanding any complex issue. The long term, thirty year prespective provided by Pervez Musharraf this evening opened my eyes to what could be the causes of more recent events. As we were requested to silence our cell phones, and specifically not to tweet, at […]