This excerpt begins a series of presentations Gil Bailie made in 1994 under the title "The Self and its Sources - Reflections on the art of the novel". The original series of recordings was made on six 90 minute cassette tapes.
The decline of religion made it necessary to invent the steam engine
from The Education of Henry Adams
by Henry Adams
We didn’t stop burning witches because we had invented science, we invented science because we stopped burning witches.
from Things Hidden from the Foundation of the World
by Rene Girard
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