How Do You Plead?
In Richard Ong’s “A Bounty for a Cure”:
- Why might the Koans blink?
- What does the aritificially created species resemble? What might the plague be? What might the cure consist of?
- Why might such unearthly creatures as the Koans be interested in preserving humanity?
In James Bambury’s “Pointland”:
- Judging by the context, what do you think ana and kata might mean?
- What do moksha and samsara mean?
- What might be the — pardon the expression — point of using words in Sanskrit?
- What are the referents of the allusions to the seven bridges of Königsburg? Flatland?
- What is the wanderer’s goal? How might it be taken ironically? How might it be taken seriously?
In Brian Biswas’ “A Matter of Principle”:
- Why does Jason appear completely different to Rob and Peter?
- What might cast doubt on Peter’s part of the story?
- How much time elapses between Rob’s and Marie’s disappearance and Peter’s discovering them in Jason’s house?
- At the end, Charles quotes Einstein about everything being relative. What else does Charles say that shows his appeal to authority is mistaken?
- What is Charles really talking about? Suppose you are a prospective juror at Marie’s trial. You are asked whether you presume her to be innocent or guilty. What is the proper response?
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