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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…