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CATEGORY: Is Reality Digital or Analog? Essay Contest (2010-2011) [back]
TOPIC: To Be Or Not To Be by Stephen Anthony Lenane [refresh]
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Author Stephen Anthony Lenane wrote on Feb. 14, 2011 @ 12:35 GMT
Essay Abstract

simple prose

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none

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Pete wrote on Feb. 16, 2011 @ 14:26 GMT
Excellent

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Feb. 23, 2011 @ 04:11 GMT
This was fun to read..

But methinks it could have been longer.

Jonathan

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Georgina Parry wrote on Feb. 24, 2011 @ 11:33 GMT
Think I should say something poetic or witty in response but I'm lost for words.Very well done, I really liked it.

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Constantinos Ragazas wrote on Mar. 11, 2011 @ 03:42 GMT
Dear Stephen,

Energy quanta are a think of the past! We need “A World Without Quanta”! And you can make that critical difference to help bring it about. Cast your approval for a world that makes sense and bring this essay out of the cusp of 'being or not being'! The results are deeply significant and totally iconoclastic. But we need to bring this essay to the 'church' on time! You among others will be better for it!

All the best,

Constantinos

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