The Shape of the Unknown

Yesterday, I wrote about the mythical monsters that once populated the marine realm on the way to uncharted territories. Today, I thought I’d look atĀ images of creatures that might have inspired tales of monsters, at least in the retelling. It doesn’t come as a surprise that whales inspired stories of awe. The humpback whale easily…

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Monsters and Horizons

We tend to imbue that which we do not know, whether objects of desire or objects of dread, with vague and magnified outlines. Unexplored territory is a potential treasure trove; unexplored territory is rife with monsters far beyond what we have ever known. Whether the frontier is space, oceans, new continents or climate change, the…

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