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Lucian’s Lover of Lies

Merry Christmas everyone! I recently had the pleasure of reading Lucian’s Lover of Lies, which is reputed to have inspired The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Like his other work True History, he starts off lamenting how people prefer lies to truth … and as … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: THIS May Have Happened in the Great All

Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere. This month I will evaluate one curious feature of the doctrine of innumerable worlds: the way in which it seems to have inspired wonder for many generations, and even a storytelling tradition that served as … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and the Terror of Free Expression

  I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by … Continue reading

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