So I'm about halfway through A Beautiful Math and it's interesting so far, but I'm not in love with it or anything. I have four books lined up to read after it that I'm pretty excited about (three I got from the library, then another Jeeves book I ordered), so I'm looking forward to finishing it. But something pretty great happened last night: I'm reading a chapter on evolutionary psychology and I come upon this:
"One of the more interesting critiques comes from philosopher David Buller, of Northern Illinois University in Dekalb."
My alma mater! NIU! It's not a big enough school (like UW Madison) that seeing mention of it is common-place. One of my friends got an M.S. in philosophy there, so I bet he even knows this guy. And I forgive Tom Siegfried, the author of the book, for not knowing we capitalize the "k" in DeKalb.