Wed, 10 October 2007
For October 5, 2007. Twenty years ago this week, Nobel laureate Sir Peter B. Medawar died at the age of 73. I share a few facts about this man, who contributed a great deal to our understanding of the human immune system, including a quote which says a lot about the purpose of this podcast. I also discuss, on the occasion of this show's first anniversary, my hopes for the show.
For those of you interested in the idea of how your perspective on the world is shaped by your age, I encourage you to check out the Beloit College Mindset List. This list, now in its tenth annual edition, paints a picture of the world as it appears to college freshmen. As it happens, Beloit College is where I spent my freshman year -- and Tom McBride, one of the list's authors, was one of my professors.
Today's episode music is from "Inspiration," by Victor Stellar. Our theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.
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