I love to “putter.” That’s my word for roaming around my house picking up books, reading a few chapters, looking up the maps and references online, doing a little history or science research, picking up the next book, reading a chapter, doing a journal entry about the connections I see, and staying up until 4 a.m. having done nothing other than play at knowing some stuff that I’ll probably forget. This is my favorite thing to do and I’m not alone. Let’s putter!
Primate biologist Robert Sapolsky’s great speech on Being Human
This video shows the spread of world religions by geography and timeline in a condensed 2 minute version.
Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who experienced a stroke and describe it from the aspect of a scientist. The mind as a processor and as a thing of beauty.