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Date: June , 2015

"For another, his insistence that we've come around again to man -- this time in the talk among environmentalists of the Anthropocene, a new geologic age defined by human activity and therefore calling for a grand new round of intellection on the history and meaning of the human, one that's sure ...

— Deresiewicz, William (b. 1964)

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Date: June 18, 2015

"This was not an unthinkable act. A man may have had a rat's nest for a mind, but it was well thought out. It was a cool, considered crime, as well planned as any bank robbery or any computer fraud."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: August, 22, 2015

"Partial images slide through my mind, a scattering of words spoken. Neurobiologists say that memory isn’t the replay of a video camera, but instead a pastiche of neuronal fragments gathered from here and there, wandering smells, oddly cut visual scraps, translucent experiences laid on top of one...

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: August, 22, 2015

"Some philosophers claim that we know nothing of the external world outside our minds--nothing compared to what sways in our minds, in the long, twisting corridors of memory, the vast mental rooms with half-open doors, the ghosts chattering beneath the chandeliers of imagination."

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: August, 22, 2015

"And the billions of neurons go spinning their tales."

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: August, 21, 2015

"But this summer, 'The New Yorker' published a piece that wrapped old news in new terror. And what had been buried in the recesses of Northwestern minds suddenly flared."

— Egan, Timothy (b. 1954)

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Date: August 28, 2015

"He [Donald Trump] exults in materialistic excess with an empty sack of a soul."

— Egan, Timothy (b. 1954)

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Date: November 7, 2015

"As Daniel Kahnemann so beautifully demonstrates in his book 'Thinking Fast and Slow,' the human mind has all sorts of wired-in cognitive shortcuts that can feel an awful lot like thinking."

— McIntyre, Lee

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Date: November 14, 2015

"The venerated political strategist David Axelrod once described a presidential campaign as 'an M.R.I. for the soul.'"

— Bruni, Frank (b. 1964)

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Date: November 28, 2015

"It's as if our brain has become a full cup of water and anything more poured into it starts to spill out."

— Schwartz, Tony

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.