In Orbit

Dangerous Ideas: Memes and the New Orwellianism

IN ORBIT Dangerous Ideas: Memes and the New Orwellianism by Dorion Sagan "If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too." - Somerset Maugham "The two enemies of the people...

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Of Whales and Aliens

IN ORBIT Of Whales and Aliens: The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth by Dorion Sagan Quincy Market - Photo by Chris Wood Half my little life ago, under the influence of P. cubensis – aka psychedelic mushrooms – I, and two of my reprobate friends, found ourselves among a sea of tourists in Quincy Market. After overhearing a...

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The Crazy Game

IN ORBIT The Crazy Game by Dorion Sagan Jean Genet Jean Genet, the French homosexual criminal, wrote a novel on a roll of toilet paper. When the guards threw it out, he wrote it again. Thomas Mann skipped his son's funeral; he was too busy writing. Kurt Vonnegut, who hated semicolons, said that the only...

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Who is I?

IN ORBIT Who is I? by Dorion Sagan Mylar Möbius Strip At the end of the year last, in a party diverse with ethnicity and artistry, not to mention anarchists, a question was asked of me by none other than myself. And yet, as it was done in company, I credit the question as much to my companions....

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