The Edison Gene

From The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child

In the space of less than 40,000 years, ever moreclosely packed cultural “revolutions” have takenhumanity from the status of a relatively rare largemammal to something more like a geologic force.


I WAS IN INDIA IN 1993 TO HELP MANAGE A COMMUNITY FOR orphans and blind children on behalf of a German charity. During the monsoon season, the week of the big Hyderabad earthquake, I took an all-day train ride almost all the way across the subcontinent (from Bombay through Hyderabad to Rajahmundry) to visit an obscure town near the Bay of Bengal. In the train compartment with me were several Indian businessmen and a physician, and we had plenty ...

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