The hall of heroes → 2011 Jan 25 1 min read If you don’t listen to Radiolab, do take the time to listen to this excellent hour about altruism. My favorite part involves a fellow named Walter F. Rutkowski from the Carnegie Hero Fund, a man who decides which of our fellow humans is a “hero.” A few points: He knows the definition of a hero from memory. I imagine he also can recall the award numbers from memory. For a man who deals with the extraordinary all day, he’s awful calm about it. I imagine this man sits in a large room, adding details about heroic acts to oversize musty books with a quill. I will imagine him no other way. He has a terrific dry wit. I love that there’s a guy that you can call and talk to about heroes.