Op-Ed Columnist - Would You Slap Your Father? If So, You’re a Liberal - NYTimes.com: "“Our minds were not designed by evolution to discover the truth; they were designed to play social games.”"
Hmm. I'm fascinated by this claim, and somewhat skeptical of it as well. I'm writing a paper right now on the ways in which teenagers are represented as learning in various YA novels, and this may be something I need to think over further.
Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.