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The Founder Principle: A Wonderful Idea from Biology

November 24, 2016

We’ve all been taught natural selection; the mechanism by which species evolve through differential reproductive success. Most of us are familiar with the idea that random mutations in DNA cause variances in offspring, some of which survive more frequently than others. However, this is only part of the story. Sometimes other situations cause massive changes in […]


What Biology Enables, Culture Forbids

November 09, 2016

We get a little confused when deciding if a particular human behavior is cultural or biological. Is homosexuality a natural act or unnatural? How about Facebook? Is it unnatural human behavior? Abortion? Non-procreative sex? Slavery? Mixing of races? Many of these are either explicitly or certainly border on being taboo subjects. As in, they may not be […]


Inventing the Future: My Interview With Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe

January 19, 2019

Josh Wolfe, co-founder of Lux Capital discusses how to unearth the unexplored ideas that will reshape our future. We also talk parenting, decision making, and which generation has the best rap. Listen and Learn with The Knowledge Project on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Android | Google Play Today, I’m joined by Josh Wolfe (@wolfejosh), […]


RECOMMENDED READING 2015

September 02, 2018

2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 *** December The Power Broker Robert Caro’s masterpiece on New York political power between the 1920s and the 1960s, focuses on Robert Moses — the creator of institutions like the Parks Commission and the Bridge, Port, and Tunnel Authorities. Sound mundane? You’ll have to read the […]


5 Mental Models to Remove (Some of) the Confusion from Parenting

August 13, 2018

Just a few days ago, I saw a three-year-old wandering around at 10:30 at night and wondered if he was lost or jet-lagged. The parent came over and explained that they believed in children setting their own sleep schedule. Interesting. The problem with this approach is that it may work, or it may not. It […]


Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning: Make Smarter Arguments, Better Decisions, and Stronger Conclusions

May 28, 2018

You can’t prove truth, but using deductive and inductive reasoning, you can get close. Learn the difference between the two types of reasoning and how to use them when evaluating facts and arguments. *** As odd as it sounds, in science, law, and many other fields, there is no such thing as proof — there […]