Wednesday, September 29, 2021

On Medium: Intimacy in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Here's an article about "Eternal Sunshine's" bittersweetness, how the movie's medium reflects its message, and the primacy of selfish love.


  1. To what degree is human intelligence inherited?

    1. I don't know, largely because intelligence can be understood in different ways. IQ is supposed to be inherited, I think, but then there's emotional intelligence, social intelligence and so on, which aren't as easily measured.

      "Intelligence" is as vague as "imagination" used to be in early modern philosophy. Imagination stood for all the mind's faculties. Intelligence likewise can stand for anything a person does which a culture finds valuable.

      Some kinds of intelligence are likely genetically determined or at least influenced, while others might be mostly taught or environmental.