An Introductory Warning

This afternoon I selected a Stanford University Philosophy show by Professor Robert Harrison titled “Entitled Opinions About Life and Literature” from my iPhone to keep myself engaged during the commute home. I love the introduction, by way of unapologetic warning. René Girard on Ritual Sacrifice and the Scapegoat (October 4, 2005) Warning: The following is […]

Think Like A Baby

Inside the baby mind Jonah Lehrer, Boston Globe, April 26, 2009 This fascinating article discusses recent discoveries scientists have made about the brains of babies. Babies–surprise, surprise–are easily distracted. What I did not know is that toddlers learn 10 new words every day and that, “it typically takes significantly higher concentrations of anesthesia to render […]