To enjoy Robert Newman’s gig, park your scientific scepticism

日期:2019-03-01 08:04:01 作者:卜苋 阅读:

Courtesy of Rob Newman By Graham Lawton For a show that promises a comedy romp through two-and-a-half thousand years of thought, the opening gambit of Total Eclipse of Descartes recalls the punchline to the old joke: “I wouldn’t start from here”. Forget “I think, therefore I am”; Robert Newman wants to talk about the work of a largely forgotten professor of psychology who helped to invent the grammar school. Ah, yes, Cyril Burt, head of psychology at University College London from 1931 to 1950. Rarely mentioned in the same breath as Descartes,