At our Sunday, January 27th meeting, Bob Haxton gave a presentation on the importance of the Bible in the evolution of mankind: from metaphor to mirror neurons, the literary and physiological underpinnings of empathy, the glue of socialization.


Bob's presentation focused on knowledge strung together from the following books.

  • Northrup Frye, The Great Code: The Bible as Literature
  • Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
  • Stephen Pinker, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
  • E.O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth
  • V.S. Ramachandran, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human.
  • Daniel Tammet, Embracing the Wide Sky:A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind (an autitic savant)
  • Benny Shannon, The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience
  • Richard Tarnas, The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View
  • KTCS' NOVA "Science Now" 10/10/2012 (the connection between making spear points and making language)
  • KTCS' Charlie Rose  "Brain Series Year 2", 6th episode 05/11/2012 (Autism -Eric Kandel and Uta Frith)
  • New Scientist  magazine 5 November, 2011 p.35 "Different Minds" (autistic tool-makers) 
  • Camille  Paglia Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

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