Friday, August 31, 2012

Daily Thoughts 08/31/2012

Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat, 1871, Book of Nonsense II, this is neither here nor there.  It is one of my favorite poems.

Daily Thoughts 08/31/2012

I have been reading more of Evolutionaries.  One of the ideas in evolutionaries that is being written about is that children develop over time; Jean Piaget is discussed in an evolutionary context.  People don't start out with higher reasoning, or religious inclinations when they are small children.  They are not little adults.  I especially like the book Descartes Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio.  One of the central tenets of Descartes Error is that reason stems from emotion developmentally and neurologically.

I am reading a bit more of Madrigal's Magic Keys to Spanish, I am on Chapter 13.  The book has 45 chapters and is 496 pages long, so I have quite a bit to go.  I think I will also get a Spanish-English dictionary because I am running into words that I don't quite understand.  I think I have some of the basics.

I have been reading more of How To Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons.  There are sections focused on work and family.  Some parts are hard to read.

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