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Pentheus, Pwyll and Pan Twardowski: Fairly Faustian

(Marguerite’s garden in Gounod’s “Faust,” set design by Édouard Desplechin. (1859)) Christopher Marlowe based his “Dr. Faustus” on Germany’s Faust legend, which was in turn inspired by Johann Georg Faust’s reputation. And on J. G. Faust’s abrupt death in 1520, … Continue reading

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Gnosticism

Some folks act as if they think physical reality is bad and having a body is icky. The notion’s ‘Biblical,’ sort of. Galatians 5:19 through 21 call bad ideas like licentiousness, hatreds and idolatry “works of the flesh.” With a … Continue reading

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Brain Implants and Rewired Monkeys

Someone from the Netherlands gained a small measure of freedom after learning to use a prototype computer-brain interface. I see that, and experiments with rhesus monkeys, as a good thing. Communication, Compassion, and a Computer-Brain Interface Looking Past the Prototype … Continue reading

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Satan Didn’t Make Me Do It

Depending on who you listen to, Satan prowls Earth’s surface, lives in the White House, lurks in Hell, or doesn’t exist. About Satan and devils in general, I think C. S. Lewis made a good point: “…There are two equal … Continue reading

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