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This is the only entry by a person of colour in an anthology entitled Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist (ed. John Brockman) so that was disappointing to say the least.

The essay itself was fun and an interesting look at how one person approaches science and nature. I particularly liked how he described science as a 'love affair with nature'. He is known for his work in neuroscience but it was neat to learn about the things that have always and continue to fascinate him. He describes them as being related only in that they are Victorian preoccupations. This leads to his opinion that the current system of scientific research is 'methodology- and gadget-driven' and really just no fun. The essay's made me want to look for more of his work, especially the books and articles written for a more general audience.

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http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2008/10/13/081013fi_fiction_li

Another story of modern China, also touching on parent-child relationships; very bleak. Actually also touching on homosexuality like February Flowers, which I realized I didn't mention originally.

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