Archive for January, 2010
We are a fundamentally empathic species . . . Social scientists are reexamining human history from an empathic lens and, in the process, discovering previously hidden strands of the human narrative which suggests that human evolution is measured not only by the expansion of power over nature, but also by the intensification and extension of empathy to more diverse others across broader temporal and spatial domains.
The Secret History of Dreaming by Robert Moss
After escaping from slavery in 1849, Harriet Tubman helped organize the Underground Railroad and personally led 300 slaves to freedom. Few history books note that she relied on her dreams to provide specific information about where to find safe houses, helpers, and passages through dangerous territory.