Tag Archives: body

Running on our inner ape

Homo erectus I do not think running meant anything until I had been in the Army for a couple of years. We went on two-mile runs on a regular basis, but I hated it. We ran in formation in long … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, The Environment | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Her left brain is nuked and she glimpses something of her spirit

I have described my own loss of mental functioning (here) and have explored the deep physicality of our brain/mind interface in this blog. In a recent book, My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor writes about a brain hemorrhage in … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Philosophy of Science, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Shrew in my Brain: Snakes and the Evolved Body—Part II

Hopefully, you are now convinced by the evidence in Part I, that I am not afraid of snakes. The point being, not that I am fearless and brave, but this: I am jogging along the banks of the Danube, I … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments