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Unnatural Thoughts with Nathanael Johnson, Journalist, Author of "All Natural"
Bastyr University Auditorium
Kenmore, WA
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Thursday Dec 12, 2013 6:30 PM - Thursday Dec 12, 2013 9:30 PM | $25.00


Unnatural Thoughts with Nathanael Johnson, Journalist, Author of "All Natural"
In his book, All Natural, Nathanael Johnson argues that the dividing line between nature and technology is a miragean artifact of a deeper dividing line within the structure of the human brain. The human mind works in two fundamentally different ways: The technological mind is precise, reductive, entranced by quantification and mechanistic logic; the natural mind is imprecise but more accurate, holistic, drawn to relationships, history and sensation. In debates over technology and nature, people tend to polarize, aligning according to they tend to think. In examining the debates over natural childbirth, vaccination, food, and health care, Johnson shows how using the whole mind can lead to insights beyond the divisive shouting matches.

Nathanael Johnson is a journalist who lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. He has contributed to magazines such as Harper's, New York, and Conservation, and to National Public Radio, and This American Life. His first book is: All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier, which is also a quest to have the worlds longest subtitle. He worked at a small-town newspaper in Idaho before going to study with Michael Pollan at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He writes the "Thought for Food" column at, and tweets @SavorTooth.

The Thrive Fresh Film and Speaker Series is sponsored by Whole Foods and Align Wellness.



Bastyr University Auditorium (View)
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States

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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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