Daily Archives: February 5, 2007

Greeks and Geeks

I was rereading Euripides’ Crazy Hercules today to prepare for a class when I was poleaxed by a stray line. ἄλλως δ’ ἀδυνάτων ἔοικ’ ἐρᾶν. –Euripides, Heracles 318 “But I seem to be pointlessly in love with impossible things.” It … Continue reading

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Why Science Is Better Than Science Fiction

Because you get to write phrases like “Shadow of a Martian Robot”, which sounds like a lost collaboration of Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury.

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