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A very different video for this Sunday – but it’s nice to cover a number of intersecting topics, right?
Emilie Wapnick’s TED presentation intersects two important points, for me.

First – it talks about me, and about “having too many interests”, a “defect” of mine that was often pointed out to me, from second grade to university and beyond. A “problem” that hindered me for decades.

And it does have a connection with pulp and genre fiction – as it describes what’s been called the omnicompetent hero.
This is, if you will, a lecture about Doc Savage.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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