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Robert A. Heinlein quotes in Stranger in a Strange Land

I just finished re-reading one of my all-time favorite books, and certainly a foundationally influential one, and decided to compile my favorite quotes from the book. “Secrecy begets tyranny.” – Ben Caxton (Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land) “[Pay attention to politics.] It’s only barely less important than your own heartbeat.” – Ben […]

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In search of a Fair Witnes

In an article on Skepticblog titled Climbing Heinlein’s Hill, Daniel Loxton describes how he was — like me — impressed by the concept of the Fair Witness: “Robert Heinlein’s classic 1961 sci-fi novel Stranger in a Strange Land includes a passage I’ve often thought of as a parable for scientific skepticism. Understanding the fallibility of […]

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