Category Archives: Quotes

An Italian Evening

A very kind friend handed me their second copy of Marcela Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cookbook, essentially for Christmas. Tuesdays are normally the night I teach ESL, but the semester doesn’t start until next Tuesday. So…free night with limited budget … Continue reading

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Infectious Cultural Junk

I’m reading Daniel Dennett’s new book, “From Bacteria to Bach and Back”. So far I am really enjoying it. And in that vein, as a footnote, was this gem: Asked by a student for an example of infectious cultural junk … Continue reading

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Two Classes

Last one, and then I am done with Pinker for the immediate future: The humorist Robert Benchley said that there are two classes of people in the world: those who divide the people of the world into two classes, and … Continue reading

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Three Possible Parts to a Date

After my last review, I do have some other quotes that I really enjoyed, that didn’t really work into the review itself. Here is one, from Miss Manner’s Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior – one more example of how I … Continue reading

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Brave New World

Indeed, unless we choose to decentralize and to use applied science, not as an end to which human beings are to be made the means, but as the means to producing a race of free individuals, we have only two … Continue reading

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