I recently completed the audio college course The Joy of Thinking, by The Teaching Company. I have posted numerous times about the great college level course available on audio CD. These selections are available at the library and allow me to continue one of my great loves – learning. The Joy of Thinking was not what I expected. I thought it would be some sort of philisophical look at the development of the mind, but instead I found a course in mathematics. While I have always been amazed by things such as the Fibonacci sequence and fractals, the course failed to live up to my expectations as it rambled off into things like the probability of picking the right door on Let’s Make a Deal and surgery in the fourth dimension.

Overall, it ranges from extremely interesting to downright trivial.