In Defense of Daydreaming

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Mind wandering frees our mind to make new connections, have fresh ideas, and even solve problems that the focused mind has difficulty doing. Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton revered the capability of the wandering mind. The researcher Felicity Mellon criticizes the current atmosphere of collaborative research believing it doesn't value the importance of … Continue reading In Defense of Daydreaming

Cultural Evolution

The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection We think that we have a decent understanding of how biology evolves over time. A certain group, a certain population, has a set of traits. With each successive generation, new traits will appear due to random genetic mutations. If these gene mutations result in traits that make the … Continue reading Cultural Evolution

Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card

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Why I Chose this Book After the last audiobook I listened to, which was a nonfiction book, I thought to myself “I think stories, especially fiction probably work best with audiobooks.” No surprise. I then decided to look for a fiction audiobook, either fantasy or sci-fi, on overdrive.com. I’ve listened to Orson Scott Card books … Continue reading Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card