Splash Biography



KINCAID MACDONALD, First-year Yalie Reading Lots of Philosophy




Major: Math/Music/Philosophy?

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Kincaid MacDonald

Brief Biographical Sketch:

13.8 billion years ago, for reasons we can't even pretend to understand, an explosion of colossal proportion catapulted such energy into being that, 13.8 billion years later, a relatively sophisticated race of sentient creatures, created mostly through chance, began to inhabit those parts of the universe known to them. Kincaid's immediate ancestors inhabited the wilds of Montana, where they bore and raised their son in such a manner that he now has a great affinity for philosophy, mathematics, and a sonorous construction of wood people call a cello. He reflects rather frequently on just how funny our short stint of existence is, and is, it just so happens, doing so right now. So improbable! So brief! But so wonderful!



Past Classes

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A3680: The Meddlesome Fool's Guide to Juggling in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Mental rigor! Bodily movement! Laughter! In Brief: Everything you need to become acquainted with the joys of juggling. Instruction. Balloons. A complementary set of juggling balls. In Philosophyspeak: Too often we pass the days doing, mindlessly, permutations of things we already know how to do. Walking. Talking. Reading. Interacting with our cellular devices. Does this sound familiar? If so, we invite you to break from this cycle by engaging with something completely unfamiliar: the world of juggling. It's a surprisingly meditative experience, sure to test the hardest mental faculties, and, more importantly, to give you the tools to introduce spontaneity and fun wherever you go.


E3507: The Meddlesome Fool's Guide to Juggling in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
Mental rigor! Bodily movement! Laughter! In Brief: Everything you need to become acquainted with the joys of juggling. Instruction. Balloons. A complementary set of juggling balls. In Philosophyspeak: Too often we pass the days doing, mindlessly, permutations of things we already know how to do. Walking. Talking. Reading. Interacting with our cellular devices. Does this sound familiar? If so, we invite you to break from this cycle by engaging with something completely unfamiliar: the world of juggling. It's a surprisingly meditative experience, sure to test the hardest mental faculties, and, more importantly, to give you the tools to introduce spontaneity and fun wherever you go.