Friday, June 18, 2004

Seeing is Believing
As Stanley Kaufmann pointed out in a movie review last year, movies play on the "seeing is believing" phenomenon. You can watch a character do something implausible like fight an entire army single-handed (Rambo III), dodge bullets (Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins), or explode from overeating (The Meaning of Life). And yet you believe that it happens because you see it. Today's blogdex features "The Reality of Running Away from Stuff" by Idris Hsi, a description humans can outrun. I mention it here because this is the first time someone I know has been blogdexed. (Idris is a teaching assistant's teaching assistant at Georgia Tech.)


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