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Centenary

By Stephen Dedman
Oct 27, 2020 · 2,075 words · 8 minutes

Detail of the Apollo 14 'Kitty Hawk' command module. This capsule splashed down in the South Pacific on February 9, 1971.

Photo by Brian McGowan via Unsplash.

From the author: Philip K. Dick once said "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." But even reality might not last forever.


CENTENARY

by Stephen Dedman

The tyrannosaurus was mottled grey-green and dried-blood brown; apparently they lost their feathers before reaching adulthood. Maybe the colouring was camouflage; we didn’t know enough about the visual range of dinosaurs, and while I’m sure there were people who cared, I wasn’t one of them. Not that day, anyway.

Neurologists and biochemists and psychiatrists have been promising a cure for depression for at least a century, but it seems to be as difficult as...

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