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Georgia International Leadership Conference (2018): My Experience

Don’t Follow Your Passion – Technology is Amoral – We Are All Bags of Biases – A Mexican and a 20-year Old Philosopher – Every Race Lies and Cheat – And Loads of Fun I spent this weekend at the Georgia International Leadership Conference (GILC 2018) in Rock Eagle, Eatonton, Georgia. I had wanted to Read More

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The Shenanigans of Progress

The Genesis of Inequality – The Failed Promises of Food Production – The Superbugs – The Advent of Social Media – Progress has a Weak Point. The Genesis of Inequality About 15,000 years ago Homo sapiens were hunters and gatherers. But somethings began to change around 9500-8500 BC –  we started to domesticate plants and Read More

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The Bane of Complex Problems: Mugabe, Obama and the Gut Microbiome

Obama’s Scientists – Why are Probiotics so ineffective? – Lunch with a Biochemistry Professor – On Drones and Bombs  About a month ago, I left the comfort of my lab to listen to a talk by a former Obama Employee, Jo Handelsman, at the University of Georgia. Dr. Handelsman worked with Obama as the Associate Read More

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Bokom Haram et al: Guns don’t kill Ignorance

Jihadi John’s mysterious color blindness – The Mouth Odor of Suicide Bombers –  Wahhabism, Salafism, explained Jihadi John’s mysterious color blindness Let’s say, for the sole sake of argument, that Jihadi John became color-blind after some terrible, mysterious eye infection at age 9. To be precise multiple light sense cones in his eyes packed up. Read More