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I'm always glad to see examples of people who integrate mind and body: say a hard-nosed businessman who plays an instrument or paints; or, and actor or sportsperson who does not talk in bromides.

Today, I came across the site of Danica Mc Kellar who was the girl in "Wonder Years". Turns out that she has a section on her web-site where she answers Math questions! Good for her.

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Why do you refer to these as examples of integration of mind and body?

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Let me ask you a counter-question, to see where to go with this: Do you agree that it is an integration of something, even if not necessarily of mind and body? In other words, do you see the coexistence of two elements that many people commonly think are opposed and between which one has to choose just one -- as in a dichotomy: take one and you lose the other? If you don't see two elements, then I'll try to highlight the two that I see. If you do, what two elements do you identify?

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One of the most crucial things I look for in a girl is sense of life. Just looking at her website, it appears that she really has a great sense of life. I went straight away to the math section of her website and read several Q&As, and I was highly impressed with her on many levels.

It's true that you can't really tell another person's sense of life that quickly, but I like what I saw.

Nice find.

I like Danica Patrick for the same reason. Two sweet Danicas.

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Let me ask you a counter-question, to see where to go with this: Do you agree that it is an integration of something, even if not necessarily of mind and body? In other words, do you see the coexistence of two elements that many people commonly think are opposed and between which one has to choose just one -- as in a dichotomy: take one and you lose the other? If you don't see two elements, then I'll try to highlight the two that I see. If you do, what two elements do you identify?

I saw two elements, but I don't think them being representations of mind and body is what is essential to them (nor is it necessarily even accurate: what if there are two physical things that don't "go together", like ballet and wrestling?)

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That's actually pretty neat. She's not your average Hollywood twit.

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That's actually pretty neat. She's not your average Hollywood twit.

Maybe Danica Mc Kellar can help me check this math problem:

Brags about lending her voice to a very special episode of "Captain Planet and the Planeteers"

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spends a day bagging groceries to "help the environment"

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sang in the music video "Let It Be Earth Day Everyday"

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average Hollywood twit.

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The average Hollywood twit does all that x10. She appears to have at least half a brain, a claim that much of the Hollywood crowd can't make.

p.s. - when you're competing against Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson, it's not hard to look good.

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p.s. - when you're competing against Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson, it's not hard to look good.
So, they're examples of mind-body dichotomy, then?
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I would say they're the victims of a union between body and lobotomy.

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"Body and lobotomy" ... That's gave me a good laugh.

Why do you refer to these as examples of integration of mind and body?
Art is often misunderstood to be a realm that defies intellectual analysis, and more the realm of feeling than of thinking. It's the thought versus emotion dichotomy. So, to see an actress doing math is an example of integration.

Now, I hardly know what Ms. McKellar is like in totality, so this does not mean that she is a good example of mind-body integration. I was referring just to these two aspects of her life. If we're going to explore mind-body further, we should probably do so in a separate thread. It would be interesting to explore wrestling vs. ballet too.

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"...What - would you do - without me..."

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If we're going to explore mind-body further, we should probably do so in a separate thread. It would be interesting to explore wrestling vs. ballet too.

I've been describing pro wrestling as "redneck ballet" for years...

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Wow... I think pretty much every guy between the ages of 25-30 used to have a crush on Winnie Cooper. Now I know it was justified.

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I would say they're the victims of a union between body and lobotomy.

Is Jessica Simpson tuna or chicken of the sea?

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• 4 years later...

She's the only celebrity who I see real "intelligence" than Madonna's writing a fairy book.

Way to go for Danica McKellar.

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NOTE: Of all her books she looks like a front cover of Reader's Digest magazine.

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Wow... I think pretty much every guy between the ages of 25-30 used to have a crush on Winnie Cooper. Now I know it was justified.

used to...? speak for yourself! I guess I am showing my age, but I don't think it is possible to get over Winnie Cooper...

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