Tag Archives: biology

How irritating!

The drugs do work.

Green, “The Secret Life of Plants.”

Why argue that plants have consciousness? Consciousness isn’t all that.

The flies flew in the door you left open.

They multiplied in the dirty dishes you left in the sink. You kill these “pests” who have “infested” your space. You would do better to encourage them to go outside and play.

Musical taste is like sexual taste.

I do not choose to like this musician or genre of music. Nor is my preference directly biological. The determinants of musical taste are biographical, historical, and sociological.

Certain things unknowable in advance.

Like biology and geology, economics is a broadly historical science; unlike biology and geology, economics is a specifically human science.