This talks about the worthiness of studying literature and I think it does so very nicely. The author…

This talks about the worthiness of studying literature and I think it does so very nicely. The author writes: “…the great payoff of literary study: It estranges us from our normal habits of thought and perception, nullifies old conceptual maps, and so propels us into uncharted regions, outlandish and bracing, where we must create, if we are to thrive, coordinates more capacious, more sublime than the o ... continue reading

Pseudoscience scourge. Even though I think it can be interesting and useful when intelligent people …

Pseudoscience scourge. Even though I think it can be interesting and useful when intelligent people try to make sense of, and interpret scientific findings in a bigger cultural context, a lot of times that goes awry with sloppy thinking. Or, as this wonderfully surly article points out, formulaic commercial approaches that sound exciting on the surface but can be pretty flawed when scrutinized. Actually considering ... continue reading