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Brian Reffin Smith at Muses Maschine

Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Alice in Wonderland. The light at the end of the tunnel? Or the tunnel at the end of the light? Are you the train, or are you the tunnel? Zombie ’Pataphysics and Trains Why Not. We will be dead. We were “dead”. The thing is, are we dead now? (and other questions posed using model railways). ’Pataphysics is the rich, useful, absurd parody of a science of imaginary solutions. Zombie theory states that inside each of us is a “zombie”, unavailable for conscious scrutiny, who takes all our decisions for us, then informs us of these decisions in such a way that we believe we made the decisions ourselves. There is no more “free will” than