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By Aldous Huxley

Ape and Essence (1948) is a singular by way of Aldous Huxley, released via Chatto & Windus within the united kingdom and Harper & Row within the US. it's set in a dystopia, just like courageous New global, Huxley's extra recognized paintings. it really is principally a satire of the increase of large-scale war and warmongering within the twentieth century, and provides a pessimistic view of the politics of together guaranteed destruction.

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Loola nods. " "Yes, it's Belial Day tomorrow -- Belial Day," she insists in response to the blank look of incomprehension on the other's face. " Dr. Poole shakes his head. " "Well, we take a bath every day," says Dr. Poole, who has just been reminded, yet once more, that Loola most decidedly doesn't. "No, no," she says impatiently. " There is a silence; then Dr. Poole counters with a question of his own. " She nods affirmatively. " She makes the sign of the horns. " "Gamma rays? " Her tone is one of indignant suspicion; she looks at him as St Dominic might have eyed an Albigensian heretic.

But all the same as a Protestant Christian, I really can't. " says the Arch-Vicar sarcastically. "Then you know better than Luther, you know better than the whole Christian Church. Are you aware, sir, that from the second century onward no orthodox Christian believed that a man could be possessed by God? He could only be possessed by the Devil. And why did people believe that? Because the facts made it impossible for them to believe otherwise. " "I protest," cries Dr. Poole. "As a man of science.

And at Whose suggestion, Whose prompting, Whose inspiration? " "You mean, you think it was. . " "Quite, quite," Dr. Poole agrees. "But all the same as a Protestant Christian, I really can't. " says the Arch-Vicar sarcastically. "Then you know better than Luther, you know better than the whole Christian Church. Are you aware, sir, that from the second century onward no orthodox Christian believed that a man could be possessed by God? He could only be possessed by the Devil. And why did people believe that?

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