Why you can’t get what you wish for (The Monkey’s Paw)

Why you can't get what you wish for (The Monkey's Paw)Poster from the 1933 movie
In the compact, 4,000-word story of The Monkey’s Paw, we’re warned that the dark arts – those things we don’t fully understand – can deceive us, and that even when we think we have free will and free choices, we’re constrained by fate. Continue reading “Why you can’t get what you wish for (The Monkey’s Paw)”

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Why it’s good to be wrong (you might invent the airplane)

Why it's good to be wrong (you might invent the airplane)This excerpt from a letter, by airplane inventor Wilbur Wright to his friend and fellow aircraft designer George Spratt (written April 27, 1903), may explain some of the more nuanced thinking which led he and his brother Orville Wright to develop the first airplane. Continue reading “Why it’s good to be wrong (you might invent the airplane)”

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