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The Very Last Poem Lewis Agreed to Publish

In the D. L. Scudders bookstore in Fresno, CA, Mr. Scudders offered Lewis buff David Baumann a copy of the July 1964 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. On pp. 74-75 the editors published a Lewis poem prefaced by the following significant tribute. C. S. Lewis wrote a wide and rich variety of books — the well-known Read More ›

A Comparison of C.S. Lewis’s Poem “The End of the Wine” as it Originally Appeared and as Edited by Walter Hooper

NOTE: In PUBLISHED VERSION OF LEGACY the even numbered lines were indented two spaces, they are not indented here due to HTML format. THE END OF THE WINE Punch, 3 December 1947 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1964 1. You think if we sigh as we drink the last decanter 2. We’re sensual topers, and thence you Read More ›

Death of Maureen Moore, C.S. Lewis’s “Foster Sister”

Maureen Daisy Helen Moore Blake, Lady Dunbar of Hempriggs (born 19 August 1906) passed away on 14 February 1997, taking to the grave her memories of life with the Lewis brothers. She and her mother had started living with C.S. Lewis in late 1918 or early 1919, when she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl and Lewis was a 19 or 20-year-old Read More ›

C.S. Lewis Resources Compiled by Mike Perry

Bodleian Library Ph: 01865 277175 Fax: 01865-277187 E-mail: jap@bodley.ox.ac.uk Western Manuscripts Oxford University Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BG England Has an extensive collection of Lewis manuscripts along with copies of those at the Marion E. Wade Center. Access to the materials is restricted to serious researchers with a Reader’s Ticket. Contact the library for details. C. S. Lewis and Public Read More ›

In the Footsteps of Carlos Castaneda

An excerpt from Fakes, Frauds and Other Malarkey by Kathryn Lindskoog CARLOS CASTANEDA’S graduate studies at the University of California were one of the most preposterous hoaxes of all time. While witching his way to a Ph.D., he sold 4 million books and became a famous cult figure. One of his academic defenders said that he was “a fine, gentle, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 72, Spring 1997 Other Articles

Inklings Magazine of Denver, Colorado “The unusual name Inklings was selected in the same vein as an Oxford literary company of thinkers, writers, poets and friends during and after World War II. The noted English writers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R, Tolkien, Charles Williams and a few of their Oxford friends gathered regularly to recite poetry, to critique aloud each others’ writing Read More ›

Jettison the Arguments, or the Rule?

1. Introduction “No biologist today,” observes Douglas Futuyma, “would think of submitting a paper entitled ‘New evidence for evolution’; it simply has not been an issue for a century.” [1] Whether they see it as an issue or not, however, biologists today still explain (in textbooks, for instance) why they think evolution is true. In other words, they regularly make Read More ›

old industrial electronics switch cupboard in a firm
Old industrial electronics switch cupboard

Intelligent Design as a Theory of Information

Abstract: For the scientific community intelligent design represents creationism's latest grasp at scientific legitimacy. Accordingly, intelligent design is viewed as yet another ill-conceived attempt by creationists to straightjacket science within a religious ideology. But in fact intelligent design can be formulated as a scientific theory having empirical consequences and devoid of religious commitments. Intelligent design can be unpacked as a theory of information. Within such a theory, information becomes a reliable indicator of design as well as a proper object for scientific investigation. In my paper I shall (1) show how information can be reliably detected and measured, and (2) formulate a conservation law that governs the origin and flow of information. My broad conclusion is that information is not reducible to natural causes, and that the origin of information is best sought in intelligent causes. Intelligent design thereby becomes a theory for detecting and measuring information, explaining its origin, and tracing its flow. Read More ›
Oregon trail wagon
Oregon Trail near Baker City Idaho

Washington State History Often Neglects this Heroic Puget Sound Country Pioneer

Test yourself: who was he? In most ways he was a self-made man, a well-to-do farmer from Missouri who assisted other frontiersmen on the Oregon Trail. Most noteworthy, he was the determinative leader of the first pioneer settlement in Puget Sound country in 1845. His homesteading helped the United States establish the future national identity of this whole region. One Read More ›

Republicans Said What They’d Do, and Did What They Said

Media coverage tends to emphasize presidential politics, but the real center of governmental action these days is on Capitol Hill. The present Congress already has produced more legislative and attitudinal change than any Congress in a quarter of a century. Moreover, the record shows that members of the Republican majority did something their critics cannot honestly deny: they kept their Read More ›