pete, and re-pete

that's a cheep (sic) reference to an old joke from elementary school.. this is a triplicate post from my other.blogs just to see how they look.

i had a tendency to place my 'professional' readings in other places... but, this seems like to be as good a place as any -- and i can post from anywhere...

check out in search of memory by eric.kandel. aside from the fact that i always enjoyed his seminars when i postdoc'd at columbia, this book reminds me of an old favorite, the understanding of the brain by sir.john.c.eccles! [ok, ok, i know it dates me.. read on]

i definitely read richard.dawkins,
how a scientist changed the way we think; which was a treat -- but, i refuse to read the language of god by francis.collins. [on principle... even if he did show up on].

i also re-read 2 books over the past couple of weeks... first off was the island of the colorblind by oliver.sacks -- author of an anthropologist on mars -- i suppose i like his work because he illustrates the remarkable adaptiveness of human biology and the human spirit.

speaking of the human spirit, i also picked up my old dogeared copy of b.f.skinner's walden two. i've probably read this book 20 times (pretty scary, eh?) and it always causes me to check out the twin oaks community in virginia ... just to make sure it's still there...