Friday, January 9, 2009

Specialization Leading to Cultural Atrophy

I read an interesting quote this week:

"Poetry of many kinds gave me great pleasure, and even as a school boy I took intense delight in Shakespeare, especially in the historical plays. I have also said that formerly pictures gave me considerable, and music very great delight. But now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry: I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. I have also almost lost my taste for pictures or music. My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone, on which the higher tastes depend, I cannot conceive. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature."

Charles Darwin

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lakers Have the Best Record Once Again

In celebration of this wonderful moment I wanted to once again post some Celtics look-a-likes.

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