Archive for May, 2007

Things I read today (I sing the body…whooops!)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

From a description of an 1907 illustration on the cover of the latest newsletter of the American Philosophical Society:

This illustration… compares the brains of six prominent nineteenth-century Philadelphia Scientists, three of them members of the [American Philosophical Society], in an effort to demonstrate the special anatomical characteristics of gifted men. The author would have liked to include Walt Whitman’s brain in this study, but a careless assistant dropped it on the lab floor.

Things I saw today (cartoon)

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Awesome cartoon via Simon: