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Date: February 9, 2019

"It should be noted that this problem of split-screen consciousness is likely to get worse in the era of divided government, not better."

— Senior, Jennifer

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Date: February 9, 2019

"Even if our government were a paradigm of functionality, we’d surely be fighting for custody of our brains."

— Senior, Jennifer

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Date: February 9, 2019

"Many evolutionary biologists are fond of pointing out that the human body is not adapted to modern life, which often involves sitting for hours at a time and toiling in artificial light and consuming mounds of processed sugar ('There's no food in your food,' as the Joan Cusack character says in ...

— Senior, Jennifer

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Date: February 9, 2019

"When the world's coming at you in great clouds of 280-character Frisbees, naturally it's tempting to vanish into the forest dark of your own mind."

— Senior, Jennifer

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Date: February 9, 2019

"When I imagine his brain, I imagine a bug zapper in a drizzle. Bzzzzzzzzzzt. Fzzzz. Bzzz fzzz bzzzzzzzzzzt."

— Senior, Jennifer

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There may by "Distempers and Uneasinesses either of Body of Mind"

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"Were it so with the soul (as some Philosophers have vainly imagined) to come into the world as an ab rasa tabula, a mere blank or piece of white paper, on which neither any thing written, nor any blots; it would then be equally receptive of good and evil, and no more averse to the ...

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If one weighs crowns and kingdoms against deeds they may "Far, far too light in Wisdom's eye" may seem--"Nor shake the scale, while Reason holds the beam

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"All the pleasing illusions, which made power gentle, and obedience liberal, which harmonized the different shades of life, and which, by a bland assimilation, incorporated into politics the sentiments which beautify and soften private society, are to be dissolved by this new conquering empire of...

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"The soften'd heart, prepar'd to take / Whate'er impressions Love shall make."

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