Friday, January 14, 2011

Table of Contents: January 17, 2011 : The New Yorker

Classic cover on this week’s issue: “Spiderward;” the issue also includes an intriguing essay titled “Social Animal

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A nested quote from the article:

I believe we inherit a great river of knowledge, a flow of patterns coming from many sources. The information that comes from deep in the evolutionary past we call genetics. The information passed along from hundreds of years ago we call culture. The information passed along from decades ago we call family, and the information offered months ago we call education. But it is all information that flows through us. The brain is adapted to the river of knowledge and exists only as a creature in that river. Our thoughts are profoundly molded by this long historic flow, and none of us exists, self-made, in isolation from it.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/17/110117fa_fact_brooks#ixzz1B0dy6Bs4

Table of Contents: January 17, 2011 : The New Yorker

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