Saturday Musings & Spindle Items

Better this Gould. . .

So I’ve got a lot of idle jottings and thoughts piling up from the week, and need a place to get them out.  Twitter is too short.

I’m puzzled: liberals says conservatives don’t like Darwin, but then they say we’re all a bunch of “Social Darwinists.”  Something doesn’t add up here.  Well, at least there’s one form of Darwinism that liberals disapprove.

To be sure, I will admit that most conservatives prefer Jay Gould to Stephen Jay Gould.  But I think what’s really going on here is more projection.  Who was it who said we ought to have a “Darwinian” Constitution?  Woodrow Wilson.  Among others.

. . . than this Gould.

Was the Titanic the anti-Noah’s Ark?  That’s one of the questions Pascal Bruckner planted with me earlier this week.

Jim Manzi, a blazingly successful entrepreneur and author of the terrific book Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society, remarked the other day about the subject of innovation that “If there’s already a name for what you’re trying to do, you’re not really innovating. . .  Real innovators should be doing something all the ‘experts’ think is stupid.”  I like that.

Finally, here’s a link to my turn on the Kudlow Report last Monday afternoon, talking about climate change and Obama’s climate speech.  The link seems to be a bit twitchy, though.


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