Monthly Archives: February 2011

This is Water – David Foster Wallace

I am currently in the process of reading David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus Infinite Jest. As I near the half way point, I stumbled across a line that immediately made me think of a commencement address that Wallace gave, and … Continue reading

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Oliver Stone Doc on South America

Just finished watching a nice documentary film by Oliver Stone on South America titled South of the Border. You can check it out online here. Oliver Stone interviews several South American leaders, particularly those that have in recent years been … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favourite Things (About Evolution): Pt. 2: Endogenous Retroviruses

A little while back (late November) I started a series of posts discussing some of my favourite facts, or tidbits, that I’ve learned about evolutionary biology, with my first post written about the reproductive cycle of the liver lancet fluke. … Continue reading

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The Examined Life

I watched this documentary about living an ‘examined life’ (the movie, if you couldn’t tell from the above poster, is titled “Examined Life”). (note also: the ‘doc’ is more like a collection of short monologues by various philosophers).┬áThe title comes … Continue reading

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