Is the Internet Rotting Our Brains? No.

The mind is built to reach outside itself and make the world, including our machines, an extension of itself, contends Carl Zimmer.

Our minds are under attack. At least that’s what I keep hearing these days. Thumbing away at our text messages, we are becoming illiterate. (Or is that illiter8?) Blogs make us coarse, YouTube makes us shallow. The internet is damaging our brains, robbing us of our deep thoughts and our ability to remember. I have a hard time taking these Cassandras of the Computer Age seriously. For one thing, they are much more interested in our fears than in the facts. In his book Txtng: The Gr8 Db8, th...

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