August 29, 2016

“I really am very dependent upon these Big Lebowski moments”: Curtis White reads from The Science Delusion


Curtis White and an unnamed coconspirator.

Curtis White and an unnamed coconspirator.

The last Monday morning of August feels like an oddly perfect moment to watch Curtis White, demonologist and Melville House author, reading from his 2013 instant classic The Science Delusion.

In the video, White is briefly introduced by Lewis Lapham, and remembers hearing Jonah Lehrer on Fresh Air, “doing a slow boil as Lehrer explained how creativity was basically a mechanical function, or even a chemical function, of the brain.” He tells the story and offers a short reading from the book that boil would become.

Watch the video here.