One of the greatest revelations from psychology is that the mind is divided into different parts. And to be human as Haidt says “is to feel pulled in different directions, and to marvel - sometimes in horror – at your inability to control your own actions.” In… 868 more words
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The Endangered Species Recipe Book (text description):
Six major extinction events are chronicled in Earth’s geologic history. These events have occurred over the past 450 million years and typically span periods of tens of thousands of years. 148 more words
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Traditional fields of study are going to continue to grow, and, in so doing, inevitably they will meet and create new disciplines. In time all of science will come to be a continuum of description; an explanation of networks, of principles and laws.
It’s odd that a dedicated literary fiction reader (me) would gravitate to a book about recording observations and experiences in the natural world. Especially considering I did everything possible to avoid science classes in high school and college, not always successfully. 476 more words