On today’s show:
Update 3 Oct: The show appears to be available on iTunes. Search Podcasts for “Briggs” under “Title.” If anybody has difficulties downloading, please let me know.
Men’s Fashion Ties are meant to be worn with a jacket and not without. They provide the necessary thickness which is missing when a jacket is buttoned. Modern ties are too long. Never, ever tie a sweater around your neck. Car alarms are an unnecessary evil.
The limits of human knowledge Will humanity reach an intellectual plateau or will there come a singularity? I argue the former. Every person has a limit, and most people in the Western world are near theirs. The average all-humans IQ will increase, but only until most cultures are roughly energy sufficient. Additionally, as rampant leisureliness sets in, people do less and have fewer children. Conclusion: mankind will top out in a couple of hundred years; the period of rapid technological improvement will peter out and the era in which we live will come to be seen as strange and unusual.
See the following graph for an explanation:
More on the Michigan woman who watched her neighbor’s kids A republican state politician wants to pass a new law which allows people their basic freedom. This is admirable, but ridiculous. He should have proposed dismantling the old law and defunding the agency responsible. We need less government, not more.
Overall Haven’t reached the point where the actual show sounds like the voices in my head, but it’s better. It’s still 30 minutes and meant to be downloaded. I’m thinking about how to work in something shorter. Comments very welcome (email, too: firstname.lastname@example.org).