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Campaign Finance: Beware that the cure does not become the disease

The scandal game in Washington, DC is only going to get worse, and you may want a scorecard. That is because the latest collection of charges could turn out to do long-term damage to our system of representative democracy, leading to false reforms that will make matters worse, not better. Here is the dilemma: If serious law breaking at high Read More ›

Michael Behe’s Response to Boston Review Critics

The following is Michael Behe’s response to the essays published by Boston Review following Allen Orr’s review of Darwin’s Black Box. Allen Orr Professor Orr has a mistaken notion of irreducible complexity. I thought I made that clear in my reply, but from his response I suppose I did not, so let me try again. I define irreducible complexity in Read More ›

£5000 Monument to Lewis Features Wrong Poem

According to Michael Ward’s announcement in the 1996 issue of the Wade Center’s journal SEVEN, donations are being accepted for a handsome C. S. Lewis memorial to be erected along Addison’s Walk at Magdalen College in time for Lewis’s 1998 centennial. The President of Magdalen College approves. A distinguished stonemason named Alec Peever (who has original works in Westminster Abbey, Read More ›

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: 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 ›