Saturday, March 19, 2011

He's smarter than you

As with all great scientific discoveries, the first practical application of "The Gandhi Neuron" will be in porn.

The scientists are of course still arguing among themselves. For the rest of us, these observations are metaphors conjuring up a "world picture," like the Elizabethan's humours. As a rebuke to nihilists the possibility that empathy has a concrete and measurable analog in the brain seems wonderful.


Tulkinghorn said...

Did you know that former child star Mayim Bialik, now on "Big Bang Theory", has a PHD in neurobiology from UCLA?

She's smarter than you are, too.

David Chute said...

You misread the title. It isn't "Smarter Than Me."