After watching Daniel Dennett confidently tell me the “True Purpose” of humor, and reading some of his fundamentalist defenders, I was thoroughly depressed. Fortunately, I later came across the video embedded below, which in itself is a magnificent – and appropriately wordless – response to the shabby grey reductionist religion of “evolutionary psychology” (more on that particular talk in another post).
The video is a brief, breathtaking tour of European architecture in 28 buildings, made by Luke Shepard over the course of a three-month trip. A list of them is here, on Luke’s website. On the same page you can find a map with all of these buildings located.