Daily Archives: November 4, 2005

Patenting Plots?

Via e-mail, I’ve been asked to give an opinion on this, in which the US Patent Office notes an application to patent story plots, the applicants reasoning apparently informed by the reasoning provided via software patents. People are already beginning to freak out about it, suggesting it’s the end of the literary world as we […]

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Relevant Religious Positions

Apropos to this earlier entry, a pleasing development out of the Vatican: A Vatican cardinal said Thursday that the faithful should listen to what secular modern science has to offer, warning that religion risks turning into "fundamentalism" if it ignores scientific reason.   Cardinal Paul Poupard, who heads the Pontifical Council for Culture, made the […]

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