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In Context #4 (Fall, 2000)

Notes and Reviews

The Ghostly Machine
by Stephen L. Talbott

Consciousness is often derided (by those with a materialistic bent) as a "ghost in the machine." But it turns out that, in our day, it is the machine that is becoming a ghost — an abstract, dematerialized specter.

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Water's Obstinate Meanderings
by Stephen L. Talbott

Thoughts on the circuitous tendencices of water. (A follow-up to "The Straitening of Science" in In Context #3.)

Feature Articles

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
by Craig Holdrege

A whole-organism sketch of a "lowly" plant with some extraordinary qualities. The skunk cabbage has a fluid, bud-like quality, and in late winter it can melt its way through the snow by means of its animal-like body heat.

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