Human beings, especially in the West, are obsessed with making connections. There's something very life affirming, it seems, about being able to draw a line between two formerly isolated phenomena and call it a theory. As the old journalistic saying goes, "Find two examples of anything, and you've got a trend. And if you've got a trend, you've got a story." (In Eastern philosophy, contrastingly, oneness is a given, which may go some way toward explaining why pronouns are less important in Asian languages than they are in European... More >>>