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Things We Get Wrong

February 12, 2017

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People are irrational and their decisions are based on emotion, influence, and random variables. Reason is mostly an illusion. — Scott Adams My group is always right — We evolved as tribal villagers, living in groups that hardly changed over the generations. We depended on those people, couldn’t live without them. Outsiders — strangers from faraway — […]

Where Do the Oxen Go? — a short story

March 6, 2014

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Once upon a time, a very long time ago, a chieftain walked along a shoreline and came upon a young man from his village. The young man, stick in hand, was scratching pictures into the sand. The chieftain asked, “What are you drawing?” The young man replied, “I’m inventing a new form of moving things […]