I Am Not a Nutjob

January 13th, 2009

There’s an article in this week’s Newsweek about a new $2.7 million program at the University of Chicago that will be dedicated to Defining Wisdom (as the program is called.) The Chicago scholars are looking at some quite unusual sources in their individual searches: data compression, music appreciation, and, yes, ants.

Suddenly I feel much better that my new book about wisdom has a chapter about a cat.

(Bonus: the article refers to me as “the Socrates of dilettantes.”)