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Episode 148 – “Caesar and Me”

It is uncontroversial that you can do something that you don’t want to do. You can  pay taxes when you’d rather not. You can take the trash out to the street when you’d rather keep reading a novel. You can … Continue reading

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Episode 140 “From Agnes — With Love”

Agnes is an electronic digital computer, an intelligent machine that can solve complex problems in physics, engineering, mathematics, and chess. It can also fall in love. But unlike any of the artificially intelligent machines portrayed in episodes that come before … Continue reading

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Episode 127 – “The Old Man in the Cave”

Imagine coming across an isolated group of individuals who avow their allegiance to someone they refer to as the old man in the cave, a man they admit they have never seen, but who communicates with them in the form … Continue reading

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Episode 99 – “Young Man’s Fancy”

The term “fancy” was used in 17th and 18th century philosophy as the name of the faculty of imagination, and what one fancied is what one imagined. Although the term isn’t used that way anymore, it is used in a … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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