1. Sensationalist sub-heading aside, this is an interesting article about WS’s potential connections to the new astronomy (via Arts & Letters Daily).

     
  2. Nabokov saw the intellectual vacuity of Freudian theory and its pervasiveness in the popular and the professional imagination. He thought it corrupted intellectual standards, infringed on personal freedom, undermined the ethics of personal responsibility, destroyed literary sensitivity, and distorted the real nature of childhood attachment to parents–the last of which has been amply confirmed by modern developmental psychology.
    Brian Boyd, "The Psychologist"