Adventures in Wortcunning: Planting a Virtual Garden

A portion of the Grey School of Wizardry's virtual campus in Second Life / Anne Duthers

As evidence to my faith, I know my computer responds to moods by the consistent way it merrily retrieves data when I am contented, or alternately freezes with threatened data loss when I am in a last minute panic. But that is Quantum Theory, and being played about with until the late 1920′s, is positively last century in scientific thought. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Modern Cosmology

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It is surely strange to begin a history of ancient naturalism with modern cosmology. Nevertheless, starting with the present can help elucidate preconceptions before proceeding to the past. In so doing, a clear picture of current understandings can be developed, the better to distinguish our own assumptions and avoid projecting them onto ancient peoples. At the same time, a foundation in the underlying concepts under investigation can be established. [Read more...]


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