Ralph Haygood

Ralph Haygood

I'm an entrepreneur and scientist. As an entrepreneur, I founded CardVine. As a scientist, I study evolution, ecology, genetics, and genomics. Learn more about me at http://ralphhaygood.com/.

By Jane Donuts on Introducing... Shirterate

You don't take Bitcoin? Jesus H.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm 2

By hershmire on A Unified Theory of Why Money Makes No Sense Right Now

The distortion of reality is based on a story of two economies: one consists of people who have so much money it's essentially meaningless, the other of people who have so little money it dictates every single thought and action in their lives. The former can donate $1000 to a joke Kickstarter for potato salad, the latter can't afford potato salad.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm 1

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on Preview: 'Lucy'

In the spirit of scientific accuracy, I'd like to point out that the "ten percent of our brains" thing is a straight-up myth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth

In other words, we like to think, given the evidence of how horrible we are, that our brains are underutilized and we'd be so much better if only we could perform at our "full potential." The terrible fact is that we already are at our full potential. There is no room for improvement. This is the best we can do, and the existence of this myth just shows that we exercise our limited capabilities to the utmost by lying to ourselves about that fact.

Just doing my part to make the rest of your post all the more bleak and depressing, Balk. You can thank me later.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 9:35 am 2

By hershmire on Marc Andreessen and the Inevitability of Catastrophic Ideas

I don't think YOU understand, Maria. There are no spots on my dishes. Do you hear me? NO. SPOTS.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm 1

By holdup!holdmyphone! on The View from Tom Friedman's Next New World

"Hello, I'm Tom Friedman, and I have a stupid idea."

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm 2

By holdup!holdmyphone! on Welcome to San Williamsisco

@davidwatts or they lack the imagination to find a better way of life

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm 1

By holdup!holdmyphone! on Welcome to San Williamsisco

hahaha new york sounds awful

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:31 am 1

By barnhouse on The ClickHole Paradox

BuzzFeed mocks itself constantly, so now they have company (?) The ever-popular observation, "Isn't everything unbelievably stupid?" may be a bit pointless, but it ain't wrong.

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 11:51 am 2

By holdup!holdmyphone! on Workplace Innovation Stifled


Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:52 am 1

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

You'll only have yourself to blame when #NotAllTechBros starts trending.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:38 am 2