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Claptrap

…Poor shameful Jenny, full of grace, thus with your head upon my knee;– Whose person or whose purse may be the lodestar of your reverie?… What, Jenny, are your lilies dead? Aye, and the snow-white leaves are spread like winter … Continue reading

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Loos in the Time of Cholera

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) In the summer of 1858, the Members of Parliament abandoned their beautiful waterfront building in London and fled to Oxford. Why? No political upheaval was brewing. No angry … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

They tell us it was necessary for the purposes of science. Science! Why, who is science for? Not for poor people. Then if it be necessary for the purposes of science, let them have the bodies of the rich, for … Continue reading

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She Blinded Me with Natural Philosophy

The word “science” dates back to around 1300 C.E. The word “scientist,” on the other hand, didn’t exist until 1833. Until then, the men (and, rarely, women) who tinkered with chemicals and stared at the stars were said to be … Continue reading

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