On 22 December 2013 04:56, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:24:55 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote: >> >> The unexpected surprise is the jump up the "reductionist food chain" in >> the last frame. >> > > Right, but its only surprising because there is something that we expect > to be irreducible which is being reduced. > Not quite, I think it's simply the distance involved that causes the frisson. If he'd started with, say, history it wouldn't have been terribly funny to have worked his way to comparative literature. If he'd *started*from neuroscience (rather than being interrupted there) and gone via say psychology and a few other things to c.l., even that wouldn't have worked. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.