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Thursday, September 29, 2005

A Philosophy of the Harte

Dr. Harte is an Ornithologist ... no . wait a minute .. a Dendrochronologist .. no .. no .. a Paleophrenologist : Whatever. When he took the braces off my son's teeth, he launched into a short "take-care-of-your-mouth-speech" and then segued into a fascinating 2 minute philosophy of life. I came back to his office in Sparta a couple of days later and asked him to "do over" because the bumps on my brain overloaded after the first 30 seconds. I put it on tape. Enjoy.


Buzz Creek said...

Ornithologist - Dr. Jared Diamond wrote "Guns Germs and Steel" about the history and anthropology of humans- a topic for 9th Grade at Sparta HS this year.

Buzz Creek said...

Dendrochronologist - Again reference Dr. Jared Diamond. He uses the tools of Dendochronologists to determine climatological histories of ancient societies. This is in his new book "Collapse - How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed".