The great impasse in empirical science was reached early in the 20th century when quantum mechanics was first being developed.
Researchers have detected something like REM (rapid eye movement) sleep — which is associated with dreaming in humans — in jumping spiders.
The attitude will metastasize across society and culture, eventually corroding our most fundamental institutions and societal structures.
The researchers were interested in a nerve tract that connects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, the arcuate fasciculus.
I remember having an exchange with Tom about the meaning of his last name, which seems to correspond to the Biblical place name Beth El, meaning “House of God.”