Ben Smithgall

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Bit pusher at Spotify. Previously Interactive News at the New York Times, U.S. Digital Service, and Code for America.





What Kind of Creatures Are We?

By Noam Chomsky

Finished reading on February 4, 2019

Certainly not an easy read, but full of interesting thoughts and dense with citations. Of the four lectures, I think the most interesting is certainly about the mysteries of nature and the limits of human understanding. An good (and certainly simpler) explanation can be found in this lecture snippet.