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The Question (ID Number 681)...

    While you were writing the Ishmael Trilogy, did you think/feel that the Copernican Revolution you were experiencing (and putting on paper) was not much unlike what Descartes, Hegel or Marx experienced as they produced volumes which would eventually create their respective cultural alterations? The self-evident difference being their volumes contributed to the Taker Way and, well, your's are the anti-thesis thereof.

    ...and the response:

    I identified with Copernicus and Darwin, since I felt I was, like them, challenging assumptions that had for centuries been held as unquestionable facts. It never occurred to me to identify with the others you mention, since I wasn't constructing an elaborate new system of thought.


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