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The word "illusion" is variously defined as  being  a false or mistaken impression of reality or a visionary ideal in conflict with reality, and to be "disillusioned" is apparently a state of mind in which one is more in touch with actual reality because he has lost his...
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I had always thought that the genre of science fiction originated in the late 19th century. But that was before I encountered Voltaire’s sharp-tongued short story, “Micromegas.” An 18th century predecessor to all those peculiar tales of first contact, Micromegas serves as a parody, mocking humanity...