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  1. machintelligence says

    The evolutionary answer: things are the way they are because they got that way.

  2. steve oberski says

    The cultural answer: things are the way they are because we let them get that way.

  3. Rain says

    I always had trouble liking George Carlin, because he was always so angry. Although sadly not wrong about things very often.

  4. Tyle says

    I am reading a book of this same title, by Chandrasekhar. It is not about politics though, rather it is a layman’s tour of solid state physics which explains the origin of various material properties. :)

  5. M, Supreme Anarch of the Queer Illuminati says

    Also: we let them get that way because we let them get that way.

  6. kyoseki says

    It’s generally my experience that the more attention you pay, the angrier you get.

  7. Mano Singham says

    Yes, I have that book too. He used to be a faculty member at my university but left before I arrived and so I never met him.

  8. birgerjohansson says

    Ah, Chandra Sekhar, the guy with The Limit.
    He was also on the verge of predicting black holes but his professor, wossname, told him off because he found the concept of objects with an escape velocity exceeding C ridicilous.
    Nominally from Pakistan his work is at contrast with the current extreme intellectual non-freedom of that place.
    — — — — — — — — — —
    kyoseki:
    “It’s generally my experience that the more attention you pay, the angrier you get.”

    Which is why the system loves low-information voters.
    “The Achievement Gap in US Education” sounds like a recipy for today’s USA, politically and culturally. Not a bug but a feature.

  9. Mano Singham says

    No, the author of this book is B. S. Chandrasekhar, also a physicist but different from the Nobel-prize winning physicist S. Chandrasekhar. The latter was at the University of Chicago.

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