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Novelist Neal Stephenson Once Again Proves He's the King of the Worlds
"Stephenson sees a parallel to the George W. Bush-era wars between science and religion, made possible because the general population is either indifferent or hostile to extended rational thought. "I could never get that idea, the notion that society in general is becoming aliterate, out of my head," he says. "People who write books, people who work in universities, who work on big projects for a long time, are on a diverging course from the rest of society. Slowly, the two cultures just get further and further apart.""
nealstephenson  scifi  sciencefiction  society  howwework  history  books  literature  science  fiction  anathem  academia 
august 2008 by robertogreco

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