Saturday, January 28, 2006


Here is a link to a great debate/lecture between Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke.

(From Gene Expression blog.)

BTW Blogger has been down - this post is via MS Word and a nifty attachment that allows you to post to blogger directly.

Update ... 1/28/06

This past week I heard this great interview on WBUR's On Point, where Norah Vincent discusses how she posed as a man for 18 months to see "the other side". And judging by these pics of Norah as a man (left), she looks the role. Calling the episode an anthropological experiment, she discovers that men and women seem to inhabit separate cultures ... very interesting stuff. Her biggest surprise - she now understands why the two sexes often miscommunicate and misinterpret each other's actions.

Her book Self Made Man, was on the cover of the NYTimes book section from a couple of weeks ago. I'll have to check it out ...