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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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The Beauty and the Terror

The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts. Dr. Hermann Biggs (1859-1923) Last week, Professor Harrington described “the beauty and the terror” of the study of human anatomy. The secret workings of the body’s … 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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The Jungle

We tend to ask a lot of questions – and demand a lot of answers – about what we put in our bodies. Is it organic? Is it all-natural? Is it genetically modified? Is it processed? Where did it come … Continue reading

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