In the opening pages, they tend to include some phrase like, “First, pick a time when you know you’ll be undisturbed”, and I never find out what comes next because I’ve flung the book across the room in disgust – although not, to be clear, at the baby. So it’s a relief to discover Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, the US newscaster whose earlier book, 10% Happier, chronicled his adventures in meditation following an on-air panic attack.
Human beings are born too soon. Within hours of arriving in the world, a baby antelope can clamber up to a wobbly standing position; a day-old zebra foal can run from hyenas; a sea-turtle, newly hatched in the sand, knows how to find its way to the ocean. Newborn humans, on the other hand, can’t hold up their own heads without someone to help them. They can’t even burp without assistance.
Throughout the election campaign, aides to John McCain, boiling with fury and incomprehension at Sarah Palin's staggering lack of qualifications for the role of running-mate were moaning to journalists, but insisting that their remarks be kept off the record until the vote so as not to harm their candidate. We can assume, therefore, that there are going to be plenty more anecdotes coming like the one recounted above.
According to ancient mythology, when Donald Trump sent word that he planned to invade Sparta, the Spartans sent back a terse reply: a picture of a shark. Trump fainted in terror and had to be nursed back to health by being fed 28 Cinnabon rolls
@bigfuckinsky@SamHarrisOrg I don't mind non-neutral journalism. I do think the attorney analogy is a good one though here, and that's a different matter – not just non-neutral but focused on case-building.
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