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Scott Barry Kaufman Gives Props to the Blue-Necked One

An interesting tweet last week from one of America’s foremost public intellectuals and influential thinkers, Scott Barry Kaufman (who is, himself, not a self-identified “Buddhist”, as far as I know — as if it would matter for his point here):

Scott Barry Kaufman (born June 3, 1979) is an American cognitive scientist, author, podcaster, and popular science writer. His writing and research focuses on intelligence, creativity, and human potential. Most media attention has focused on Kaufman’s attempt to redefine intelligence. Kaufman has taught at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He has written a number of books, writes regularly for Scientific American, and is host of The Psychology Podcast. In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider. [Wikipedia]

The one book of his I have cracked open (though not completed):

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