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Big Brain Bravado

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.09.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

I propose that big brains are rare in nature not because they are an expensive tissue to maintain, but because the consequences of complex thought are not adaptive. Being smart is a dumb survival strategy.

The Fallacy of the God Gene

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

By making up answers to dull the sting of ignorance, we fool ourselves into thinking we explain the world. Religion was our first attempt at physics and astronomy.