"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which." (Douglas Adams)
If you've ever had passing curiosity about little things like, oh, the universe or the future of humanity - or parrot mating strategies - then I have four words of advice. Listen to Douglas Adams. At the risk of drifting too far off-topic, the video above is a delicious way to spend about an hour and a half. I like to listen to it from time to time while stuck at the computer, editing photographs. In this clip from the University of California, the late Adams (author of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy") weaves absurdly-hilarious examples into the most elegant and entertaining arguments for conservation that I have ever heard. Enjoy a sly genius at work.