Magic vs facts

Ritual, magic, mystical powers--these things seem to comfort and guide people much easier than facts or science. One of the short stories at the end of the glass bead game features a 'rain maker', a sort of shaman type figure who is in charge of when to plant crops, and is supposed to warn of …

Fantastic beasts without story are a fantastic bore

I saw the new Harry Potter universe movie over the weekend, and although I'm not a big Harry Potter fan, my wife is, and she was literally asleep next to me in the theater. The problem with this movie is a lack of consequence. The characters, though likable, are not in any danger for over …

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