Tag: beauty


Attractive Humanlike Simulacra

They say that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water, it leaps out; but if you drop a frog into lukewarm water and then boil it, the frog will stay in the pot and die. When the change is gradual, the frog can't tell that the …

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Adaptation

All you do is call me
I'll be anything you need

—Peter Gabriel, "Sledgehammer"


If Jesus' alleged wife had asked him to grow a pair and come down off of that cross, what would he have done? What if she'd given him an ultimatum? "It's me or the salvation of …

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Idolatry and Iconoclasm

It's a fearful thing to love a statue,
returning every day to circle the dais
and study again every immortal curve—
unyielding, immutable, awesome. At first
you marched round and round like a supplicant:
incanting, worshiping the platonic form
of beauty. But now you circle like Joshua
around Jericho: tooting …
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