What if Everything Ran Like the Internet?

Dave Pollard has written a very compelling article on the dysfunctional, dis-economies of scale that actually occur with large, top-down, hierarchical organizations (i.e., most governments, businesses, and religious organizations), compared to the “wirearchy” of the Internet. Check it out to explore the persuasive reasons for adopting wirearchic organization in business (such as the co-operative model instead of … Read more

Carl Sagan on Science and Religion

“In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”

– Carl Sagan