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Entries by Paul Ratner from 05/2013


| Posted 05.03.2013 | Weird News

In no small measure inspired by BBC America's Canadian-produced tricky and fun new series Orphan Black, which centers heavily on cloning what-ifs, I came back to this simmering question (thanks, TV!) -- why not cloning?

The Meaning of Life

| Posted 05.21.2013 | Books

It wasn't something he expected to happen on such a dreary drizzly day, but he did, in fact, come to understand the meaning of life. And it wasn't one of those drunken enlightenments. No, this was the real thing.

The Fear of Knowing Everything

| Posted 05.30.2013 | Books

He had a fear of knowing everything. Some day it was bound to happen. All the questions would get their answers. All that is unpredictable would fit into narrow and well-defined boundaries.