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Genie by Russ Rymer
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Dec 02, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in December, 2009

I think that as a much younger person, I caught a part of a documentary about Genie on tv, and I remember being fascinated by her. So this book satisfied some longstanding curiosity about her. I don't think it succeeded in answering the question it posed, "what does it mean to be human," but the part it touched on did seem compelling as far as it went. I learned a little bit of neuroscience, and got a sense of how tricky science can be, especially when it has to interact with ethics.

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