The Owl has promised to avoid wrangles and obsessions already amply displayed in public. What follows makes reference to some of those, without taking up a position on any of them. We address them as quasi-religious cultural phenomena, tangentially related to our other writings on apocalyptic and eschatology, and the consequences of foreshortening these, referring them back to the present milieu.
Our friend Ken sent a link to a news article entitled “California’s next nightmare,” predicting a big flood in the San Joaquin delta sometime in the next fifty years. I would answer him as follows:Continue reading “The Frisson of Apocalypse”