VERY LIKE A WHALE: Apophenia, Cultural Debasement and Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah

HAMLET Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel? LORD POLONIUS By the mass, and ’tis like a camel, indeed. HAMLET Methinks it is like a weasel. LORD POLONIUS It is backed like a weasel. HAMLET Or like a whale? LORD POLONIUS Very like a whale. Apophenia is the human tendency […]

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DECKARD’S UNICORN

In Hampton’s Fancher’s original screen adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick, Rick Deckard, a ‘blade-runner’ or police assassin hired to hunt down rogue ‘replicants’ or androids, is instructed to go to the Tyrell Corporation headquarters to test their latest model, the Nexus 6. His task is to find out whether his […]