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  • dave shared from THE WAR ON REASON in the Features section of The Atlantic by PAUL BLOOM
    But as Aristotle recognized long ago, what’s so interesting about us is our capacity for reason, which reigns over all. If you miss this, you miss almost everything that matters.
    Note: I share Aristotle's view on reason. A tool that all of us possess, yet many of us refuse to use ....
  • dave shared from The Sandcastle Girls: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian
    She turns to the gendarme, rubs at the small of her back, and gazes at the weeds among the skulls. “What is the name of the black grass in the bones?” she asks him, pointing. For a moment he looks confused. Then, understanding her question, he rolls his eyes. “Not grass,” he says. “No?” He shakes his head. “Hair.” She looks again. Indeed, those are not vines or weeds. It’s hair. The skulls are sprouting great black tresses of hair.
    Note: so disturbing ........
  • dave shared from FEATURE | The Addiction Paradox in the Features section of Science News by Bruce Bower
    Alcoholics and cigarette smokers held on tighter to their habits. It took an average of 27 years for two-thirds of alcoholics to quit or dramatically curtail their drinking and a whopping 49 years for two-thirds of tobacco users to give up their smokes. Cocaine and marijuana addicts quit sooner; two-thirds had quit within seven years and nine years, respectively.
    Note: wow.......easier to quit cocaine than tobacco
  • dave shared from The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Carol Diggory Shields
    There are chapters in every life which are seldom read, and certainly not aloud.
  • dave shared from The Stone Diaries: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Carol Diggory Shields
    religion is the cement that seals shut their door on the world.
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