On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein continues his discussion with physicist Adrian Bejan, of “constructal law” fame, to discuss the central ideas of Bejan’s book Freedom and Evolution.
- Professor Bejan’s broad-ranging conception of freedom, including change and movement.
- How freedom of change and movement naturally leads to economies of scale for humans, for other life forms, and for the inanimate.
- How freedom of change and movement and naturally leads to hierarchies, for other life forms, and for the inanimate.
- How Bejan explains the continued dominance of the Northeast United States in the university world.
- Why Bejan expects energy use to keep increasing.
- Why Bejan agrees with the moral case for fossil fuels.
- The role of bad ideas in restricting freedom and progress
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