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Winter Ready

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Lay on, winter. Do your worst. I’m ready for you. The winter! the brightness that blinds you, The white land locked tight as a drum, The cold fear that follows and finds you, The silence that bludgeons you dumb. The snows that are older than history, The woods where the…

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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan, November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996 After Voyager 2 passed Neptune, I got a chance to do something I had wanted to do for many years: turn the cameras around and photograph the distant Earth… I look at that picture and I see a pale blue dot….

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How to Survive a Disaster

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Crash Course by Jay Dixit We breeze through our lives in a haze of complacency, assuming the world is safe. But at some point in our lives, most of us will be affected, directly or indirectly, by a life-or-death situation—whether it’s a mugging, a fire, a natural disaster, a vehicle…

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Did we evolve to be courtship machines?

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The intelligent design people are right about one thing: our capacity for art, literature, music, comedy, and moral virtue is far too amazing to have evolved by blind chance through natural selection. Human creative intelligence is so remarkable that it must have been guided by some intelligent force. Psychologist Geoffrey…

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Adult Education presents “The Political Animal”

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Wednesday, September 5—come watch me demonstrate my ignorance about the psychological underpinnings of political decisions! Adult Education presents: The Political Animal Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – 7 pm Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street, between Houston and Prince FREE As Election Day approaches Adult Education—a monthly lecture series devoted…

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