“What’s crazier–plants speaking, or humans listening?”

An excerpt from The Overstory by Richard Powers, pp. 318-322, read by Steph.

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“A lot of evidence suggests that group loyalty interferes with reason.”

Maidenhair and Watchman trade smirks, like he’s just told them that science has proven that

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In-group Realignment

An excerpt from The Overstory by Richard Powers, pp. 232-238, read by Steph.

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Four years at Fortuna College come down to one afternoon: Adam in his spot in the front row, Daniels Auditorium. Professor Rubin Rabinowski at the podium—Affect and

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Photosynthesis

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A reading from The Overstory by Richard Powers. 2018, p. 124.

It’s a miracle,” she tells her students, photosynthesis: a feat of chemical engineering underpinning creation’s entire cathedral. All the razzmatazz of life on Earth is a free-rider on that

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“It’s a great idea, trees.”

A reading from The Overstory by Richard Powers. 2018, p. 114-115

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In this way, acorn animism turned bit by bit into its offspring, botany. She becomes her father’s star and only pupil for the simple reason that she alone, of

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Pure Prop

A reading from The Overstory, by Richard Powers. 2018, p.86-87.

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He wants to keep heading west. Trouble is, the only strip still west of him feels like going east again. And yet he’s got his used but solid F100,

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