The Economic Case for Polygyny
Big Think has called August "The Month of Thinking Dangerously" and served up one radical idea each day in the Dangerous Ideas blog. The ideas started off dangerously enough, with bioethicist Jacob Appel advocating that the government spike our drinking water with lithium in order to cut the suicide rate and Stephen Hawking urging us to to leave Earth or face extinction. But from my vantage point as a Canadian, the idea of giving prisoners the right to vote is rather tame; inmates already have that right here in Canada. Today, to put the danger back in Dangerous Ideas, I make an economic case for polygyny.
Are university safe spaces killing intellectual growth?
Our experience of time may be blinding us to its true nature, say scientists.
- Time may not be passing at all, says the Block Universe Theory.
- Time travel may be possible.
- Your perception of time is likely relative to you and limited.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
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