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The book of science

Tom Sharp

William Henry Perkin chemistry Mauve


Unnatural desires

Halloween deceptions

Pragmatists such as William James dismissed differences that make no difference. Fakes can have value. For the sake of elephants, I would rather see piano keys made of plastic than ivory. But I complain when mass marketed products displace the artist and the artisan and when mass production poisons our planet.

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