Friday, June 3, 2011

Reading about the interconnectedness of things as a demonstration of the interconnectedness of things

On Reading In The Brain : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR:

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The mind is not a blank slate. But nor are we born with fully intact cognitive, linguistic and social capacities. What we do, as individuals, and as members of society, depends on our make up. But it also depends on the landscapes where we find ourselves and the resources available. What is striking is the remarkable degree to which we — all living beings — make it so. We change the world around us through our own actions, and this in turn brings about changes in our own internal organization.

As a case in point, consider reading.
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