We used to think it was our ability to use tools or the elegance of our reasoning or the architecture of opposable thumbs or brain size.
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Maybe we need a new criteria to define our intelligence and what makes it distinct from other species on our planet.
UFOlogists Some strain to conflate angels with space aliens with Egyptian gods.
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Was Earth visited by aliens who ignored us?
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All diamonds just dull compressed carbon chunks, until we catch their brilliance.
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Relativity’s a funny thing.
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MONKEYS SHINED The keyboard monkeys, ad infinitum, may randomly type out a Shakespeare play, but publishing monkeys may well spite ‘em, printing only the pap that sells today. The chance of brilliance, vanishingly small, is filtered through some monkey business sense and may never make the bookshelves at all — some monkeys see […]
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The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.
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As though for surgery, patrons were masked,
I suppose the entire populace,
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HEAR HERE Hammer, anvil, stirrup and drum echo vibrations in the Eustachian cave — down into its enclosed cochlear chamber — where wave modulations are measured for interpretation by the brain, giving meaning and music to the chaos of sound. I remember hearing a story of a king’s satorical conversion while contemplating his […]
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Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
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The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…