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400 generations later…

For 99.9 percent of the time since our species came to be, we were hunters and foragers, wanderers on the savannahs and the steppes. There were no border guards then, no custom officials. The frontier was everywhere. We were bounded … Continue reading

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Top 5 lines from Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos is a favorite book of mine. The plot, loosely summarized, centers around a group of tourists who take a cruise to the Galapagos Islands in 1986. Then the apocalypse happens, killing all of humanity apart from this … Continue reading

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Examined Lives, by James Miller

What an idea for a book: a series of essays on the lives of the most famous philosophers, from Socrates to Nietzsche. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, and in that sense philosophy’s right on target with its systematic investigations … Continue reading

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