Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some great Lefty stuff! (and more lefty birthdays!)

“We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves” – John McCain

This cuts close to home- a very true statement

One of the most influential chemists in history, Linus Pauling was also a peace activist and educator. Born in Portland, Oregon, this lefty dropped out of high school one class short of graduation to attend Oregon Agricultural College, eventually earning his Ph.D. from Cal-Tech. Pauling was one of only four individuals to have won multiple Nobel Prizes and the first person to win unshared Nobel Prizes in two different fields. This down to earth  scientist also wrote numerous articles and books for the general public on science, peace, and health, including Vitamin C and the Common Cold, How to Live Longer and Feel Better, and Linus Pauling on Peace- A Scientist Speaks Out on Humanism and World Survival.

I now know a few more books to read.
"Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, ever dull."  - James T. Dekay
Lefty Birthdays:

August 15 Emperor Napolean Bonaparte

August 16 Director James Cameron

August 17 Actor Robert De Niro
August 18 Actor/Director Robert Redford and Actor Christian Slater


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice quote by Dekay! I like to think I'm all those things, except of course dull.

Jeff King said...

It kind of makes me want to be a lefty.