Rory Sutherland Rory Sutherland

Saying yes slowly is what’s hampering progress today

Matt Ridley focuses on the hugely cumbersome process involved in turning discovery into useful innovation

Matt Ridley. Credit: Getty Images

One of my long-held beliefs is that evolutionary biology should be taught extensively in schools. There may be some objections from religious fundamentalists, but these are silly. Evolution does not tell you anything about whether or not God exists; it simply proves that, if he does exist, he really hates top-down central planning.

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