Althouse on Academia as a Containing Pen for the Smartest Individuals

September 20th, 2011

Sometimes I think academia is a containment pen for the smartest individuals so they don’t interfere with the efforts of the rest of the people.

But if they’re so smart, why don’t they step out of the pen? Because the people are actually pretty wily, even if technically less smart than the academics. They’ve designed a comfy pen!

I like that!