August 15th, 2004

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A brief, and mad, history of our species

I'm going to southern France on Tuesday, and the big book I'm going to read is Steve Mithen's 'After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000-5000 BC' I hope to go to see the cave art at Lascaux while I am down there.

Mithen is my favourite paleontologist. The best book on early human cultural development that I have read is his Prehistory of the mind. The argument he sets out there has changed my view of the human mind, and what it is to be human.
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That personality test from before - now working properly

Do you remember everyone was getting 'evil genius' on this personality test? Well, it turns out that was because cookies were disabled or somesuch. It works now

EDIT - oops forgot link which is

http://hokev.brinkster.net/quiz/default.asp?quiz=Better+Personality&page=1

It says I am a WECL--Wacky Emotional Constructive Leader (I think this is ENFP) . I'm actually ENTP, which means I'm not as kind nor as sociable as the description would imply.

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