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The World We Want to Live In

You get tiny, unexpected tastes of the world perfected in a lot of places, if you watch.  I got it last week at my son Eli’s bar mitzvah (which I’ll write more about shortly).  Naomi Shahib Nye got it in the place most of us feel as far from the world we want as possible…

Why Bunnies are Cuter than Babies

Not as off-topic for this blog as it might seem, I thought this (which I found through Gene Expression, one of my new favorite reads) essay on the merits of evolutionary psychology to be a very good and clear way of expressing my doubts on the subject. He writes: Daniel Dennett has advanced the opinion…