Fear Itself

It seems I’ve forgotten to mention the addition of stevenberlinjohnson.com to my link list (to the right, if you’re using a graphical browser; below for a text browser.) Mr Johnson first earned my attention with Emergence (link to amazon.com for illustrative purposes, you can find it cheaper elsewhere), which introduces the idea of complexity emerging from simple systems, like the simple behaviour of ants and neurons causing higher phenomena like ant-hill behaviour and consciousness. I read this a year or two ago, but didn’t know he had a website until last week. He recently wrote an article on Fear and its relationship to memory for Discover. An interesting read; it’s about the educational level of a BBC documentary, except that BBC documentaries are crap these days so I get my documentaries online now.