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“Playing God”: 19th Century Victorian Crisis of Faith

May 4, 2021

In 1843, Nathaniel Hawthorne published the short story, “The Birthmark” in The Pioneer magazine. The story details a journey of a scientist named Alymer who marries an incredibly beautiful woman, except despises the birthmark on her cheek—her one “imperfection”—and becomes … Read more

Pohl’s Question

May 4, 2021

Pohl’s Question “The Tunnel Under the World”, by famous writer Frederik Pohl, was published in 1955. During this time Pohl’s world was very different from ours. The Cold War was escalating and the possibility of nuclear warfare was closer than … Read more