9 posts categorized "Evolution"

August 25, 2020

The Perfect is Not Only the Enemy of the Good

It’s dangerous in its fragility.

Before the pandemic we had developed almost perfect supply chains. Perfect meant that great quantities of product were manufactured or extracted in whatever places could deliver the end product most che More...

March 30, 2008

Note to Newbie Jack

We’re here in London now, Jack; will introduce ourselves as soon as hospital rules allow. Strange as it’ll seem to you, your mother was once a baby, too. Here’s what I wrote about her when she was a newbie.


April 25, 2007

Atkins and Ethanol

All us Atkins guys understand why it’s easy to make fuel out of corn kernels and sugar and hard to make it out of the rest More...

February 11, 2007

Web 2.0 is Stuck at a Local Optimum


December 20, 2005

Evolution’s Not Religion and Vice Versa

You can’t disprove Intelligent Design.  Don’t feel bad about that; no one else can either.  That’s why the “Theory of Intelligent Desi More...

August 31, 2005

Entrepreneurs Are Predators

Predators are smarter than prey.  Hare-brained is an insult; sharp as a fox is a compliment.


April 15, 2005

Fractals of Evolution

For a story of change, nothing beats evolution.  Richard Dawkins tells his versions of the story very well in More...

April 01, 2005

Antique Blogs – Learning to Learn


February 17, 2005

Complex Ecosystems and the End of the Dinosaurs

I have a theory about why the dinosaurs disappeared:  basically, it’s because they were too successful for too long.  I know a big com More...

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