I’ve always been insatiably curious about a great many things other people seem to take for granted or have no interest in. How did language evolve, and what do the words we use tell us about the way we think? How can we use evolutionary theory to make unique and testable predictions about our own behaviors? If I can visualize vector transformation across a Riemann manifold, can I abstract this to a 9-dimensional equivalent? And of course, the perennial why do humans keep doing such stupid stuff?

Although I’m not naturally gifted when it comes to learning languages, I always want to be able…