Julian Macfarlane
       The Da Vinci Trait

Making connections that matter

Julian Macfarlane

Not Da Vinci

 

No, I am not Da Vinci.  The "Da Vinci" trait just means that I am a polymath and an autodidact.  I make connections between things that most people see as unrelated, in the case of my Ageing Young series of books and articles, research in zoology, neurological, paleontology, cultural and social psychology and anthropology, linguistics,  historical events, and philosophy.

 

The Non Linear Mind

 

In university, I mostly didn't attend classes and studyied  things I wasn't supposed to, like quantum mechanics and 14th Century art and ethnic music.  Are they connected?  Yes, of course. 

 

I still won more than 30 awards, including two literary awards, awards in music, and a Fulbright to do a PhD at Harvard. 

 

Diversity

 

I have done a lot of different jobs, from surveying to part-time private detective to journalist.  In Japan I worked as a linguist, designing test systems and lecturing at international conferences-- while running a successful PR business on the side.

 

I have worked for almost every major company in Japan and most of the main ministries as well as major companies abroad, not just In PR but doing media analysis and consulting on political trends and events.  My expertise spans social and evolutionary psychology, anthropology, paleontology, zoology, neurology, genetics and epigentics, mRNA science, aviation and history, and zoology-- to name a few.   

 

"Expertise" might be too much to say but  a good polymath does not dabble-- they explore, fascinated by contradictions and looking for solutions.

You should do that too.  This what the site is for. Exploring. 

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot