Friday, December 23, 2005


Jennifer Michael Hecht

Jennifer Michael Hecht earned her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Columbia University. She is a Professor of History and book author. In her book The End of the Soul, she discusses the Society of Mutual Autopsy, which had the aim of proving that souls do not exist. The idea was that, after death, they would dissect each other.... In her book The Next Ancient World, she writes delightfully tricky poems that wildly bend the sense of our language.

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