Archive for August 2018

WHEN YOU GET AROUND TO ORGANIZING THE DINNER PARTY OF THE AGES, I’D LIKE TO BE SEATED BETWEEN MR. SHAKESPEARE AND MR. JESUS, IF YOU DON’T MIND

I always seek to break the news gently, but it can be disconcerting to some folks when I reveal that the two brains in history intriguing me most are Shakespeare’s and Jesus Christ’s, in that order.
Neither choice is by any means unique, and the subject of Jesus’s brain is probably the most enigmatic. What can [...]

IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY WE HAVEN’T REACHED A POINT OF AUTOCATALYSIS SUFFICIENT TO MAKE UP FOR ALL THE ENTRENCHED STUPIDITY, HERE’S SOME ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES TRYING TO FIND THE ANSWER

A long-time friend and colleague valued for many reasons, not the least of which is the expansive range of his scholarly interests, writes:
“I often get lost in the soup of new economic titles that try to capture the behavioral side of economics, an area that has languished until recently. Books on neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, economic [...]