Tag: inclusivity

The 7 Billion People Rule: Generalizations


I have this rule that I call the “7 Billion People Rule” which states that there will always be somebody a statement applies to or doesn’t apply to. One thing this does is add strength to the proposition that “All generalizations are false.”

I’ve always found generalizations to be useful, and especially for that reason. You can’t cover everybody, but something can be true enough of the time to convey good enough information to be worth repeating.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 11, 2017 it’s the Vive La Difference edition of the podcast with your hosts, nanoscientist Mike Stopa, and, would you believe it? co-host and Smart Girl Extraordinaire Teri Christoph! But then, where’s Todd??? Wish we knew. He is off on a soul-finding three month journey of non-stop silence in the Peruvian jungle, on a diet of roasted banana peels and tropical bird sushi. We expect him back next week.

In the meantime, Mike and Teri get to bubble our way through topics ludicrous and absurd for your listening pleasure. Look, the vibe is a little different than usual. I, for one, had a fabulous time.