David Perell

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A Harvard paper found a relationship between alcohol and innovation. ∙ States that prohibited alcohol during the Prohibition produced ~8-18% fewer patents per year. ∙ Bar innovation happens not just because of collaboration, but also because people are exposed to new ideas.

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Physics is to science what philosophy is to the humanities. If you're just looking for a job, they aren't good things to study. But they are indispensable for people who want to think clearly, understand the world, and solve open-ended problems.

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History is filled with moments where science said something was impossible but people did it anyways. My favorite example: Airplanes flew before scientists had a working theory for “heavier than air” flight — when people thought it was impossible.

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