The office I work in has smarter-than-average people, even for an IT shop.

For instance, I just heard someone discussing cosmology (pretty accurately) on a personal phone call. Specifically, he was discussing the Cosmological Principle, and how the universe is homogeneous and isotropic — that is, it appears the same from all positions and from all viewing angles.

(He didn’t use any of the words I just did, but words don’t matter if your concepts are correct, something scientists often fail to understand as a way of hierarchy preservation.)

Being that we don’t have any cosmologists on staff, I was pretty impressed.