Avenali Lecture with Eelco Runia

The Theory of the Accomplished Fact
Monday, Nov 17, 2014

Avenali Chair Eelco Runia's lecture "The Theory of the Accomplished Fact" or, as he calls it, "Red Queen History" (after the evolutionary hypothesis named for the Lewis Carroll figure) considered the curious fact that the more things we have at our disposal to make life easier, from vacuum cleaners to smart phones, the harder life seems to get.