Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dancing chimps ...

... and their bearing on thought: Mindlessness: The Carey-Appleyard Shootout.

This is very interesting indeed.


  1. John Carey strikes me as someone possessed of an intellect that is fine at its proper level, but embarrassingly inept the larger its attempted scope; a bit like a reasonable miniature work of art blown up to epic proportions where its inherent flaws become magnified to monstrously farcical & ridiculous levels. Or perhaps a party balloon persuading itself it is of the full blown hot-air variety.

  2. To add, his theorising is so dull & inane, there is no incentive to even bother arguing with him. Thinking by numbers or join the dots intellectualising.