Homo Stupidus

Why humans are the stupidest species on the planet


I will be posting excerpts from my book Homo Stupidus on this site. The book contains more than 100 essays, of which approximately 30 will be posted here. There are five parts, or acts, as I prefer to call them, in the book. Although each essay can be read on its own, it may help to see how it fits into the general structure of the book. Hence, I will post a table of contents with each posted essay’s title as a guide.

Act 1: Philosophical Misadventures

Man is not a Rational Animal
What Happens When We Reason
Losing Your Mind: The Problem with the Concept of Mind
Debunking Philosophy: The Foolish Quest for Infallibility
What is Real?

Act 2: Free-Market Folly: Why Economics is not a Science