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Date: April 9, 2013

"Perhaps my early apathy and indifference are a result of what Thatcher deliberately engendered, the idea that 'there is no such thing as society', that we are alone on our journey through life, solitary atoms of consciousness."

— Brand, Russell (b. 1975)

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Date: April 12, 2013

"This insight implied that the brain is a creativity machine, which obtains incomplete information from the outside world and completes it."

— Kandel, Eric R. (b. 1929)

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Date: April 12, 2013

"All of which goes to show that the real 'eye' of the beholder is the brain itself."

— Kandel, Eric R. (b. 1929)

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Date: April 15, 2013

"Big data is like the offensive coordinator up in the booth at a football game who, with altitude, can see patterns others miss. But the head coach and players still need to be on the field of subjectivity."

— Brooks, David (b. 1961)

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Date: April 23, 2013

"Maybe I’ve been in school too long; doctoral study has a way of turning your head into a never-ending seminar, and I’m now capable of having complicated, inconclusive thoughts about nearly any subject."

— Rothman, Joshua

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Date: April 23, 2013

"Perhaps that's the rational conclusion, but, if so, it's beset on all sides by confounding little puzzles; they act like streams that divert and weaken the river of rational thought."

— Rothman, Joshua

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Date: May 20, 2013

"As this book began to veer astray, I felt that Lindemann's mind was like a sleek yacht built for exhilarating grace and speed but commandeered by moldy tyrants for mundane use as a sluggish freighter."

— Paglia, Camille (b. 1947)

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Date: May 29, 2013

"But by weaving a tale as sprawling and complex as it does, 'Arrested' also can't help but rewire viewers' minds so that reality, barbecues and all, seems slightly grander."

— Kornhaber, Spencer

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Date: June 19, 2013

"Where they (it was held) re-made the world visually and emotionally in the smithies of their tortured souls (to paraphrase James Joyce), Warhol blithely swiped subject matter from mass media."

— Sartwell, Crispin (b. 1958)

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Date: April 30, 2014

"It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. December 28, 1953)

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