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Sorry it took so long, Jack

Some years ago I was writing a book on, of all things, complexity theory and grace, when I came upon these remarks by C.S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man: “We are always conquering Nature, because ‘Nature’ is the name … Continue reading

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Guests in the Machine

It may have been a clumsy, obvious plot device, but the deus ex machina, god lowered upon the scene of a Greek tragedy to dispense justice, was at least a reminder that there were other forces at work in a … Continue reading

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