By Dennis Hartley
A brain is only capable of what it could conceive; and it couldn’t conceive what it hasn’t experienced.
-Graham Greene, from Brighton Rock
No one, it seems, is exempt from Mr. Greene’s axiom, not even a brain surgeon. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought this home a few days ago in a Fox News interview, with his comments regarding what he “would have done” had he been present at the scene of the recent mass shooting in Oregon. As I was pondering what could possibly be going through his mind, a scene from Bob Clark’s 1983 film, A Christmas Story, popped into my head:
For a guy who knows everything there is to know about the human brain, it appears he still has much to learn about having a heart.