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360 of Compassion

Fearless Ideas

Feb 17th, 1600; guy named Giordano Bruno is burnt at the stake. When faced with the sentence, he says to jury: "You who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it."

Elsewhere, in the last months of his life he says:
"There was in me that which no future century will deny to be mine, that which a victor could have for his own: not to have feared to die, not to have...
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Neural Tribe Doctrine

Context: please, if you haven't yet, read my post Neural Tribe (an Introduction to the Meme) to get a better sense of where I am coming from with all of this.

Neuron Doctrine

We've known that any given organism is composed of individual cells as far back as 1839 when Theodore Schwann proposed so.  It took about 50 years (until 1888) to extend this notion to the nervous system.  Santiago Ramon y Cajal was first to seriously posit that nervous system consists of discrete (stand-alone) individual...
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