How to Decide When We Die

Photo by Ahmed Adly on Unsplash

We are semantic apes. We love categorizing things. Even in Genesis, God seems to be amused by Man’s propensity to name things, bringing “all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky” to “see what the man would name them.” We love to classify and differentiate. But it’s easy to see why this exercise might amuse God. Nature is happy to challenge us with annoying exceptions to all of our beautiful categories. It seems that Nature is…

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Benjamin Zimmerman

Benjamin Zimmerman

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Neuroscientist whimsically musing about the brain, cognition, and reaching our fullest potential