"Forgotten were the elementary rules of logic, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that what can be asserted without evidence, can also be dismissed without evidence."
  - Christopher Hitchens

Poetry

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” is a poem written by Robert Herrick in the 17th century. The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, Latin for seize the day.

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Do not go gentle into that good night” is a poem by Dylan Thomas. Originally published in the journal Botteghe Oscure in 1951, it also appeared as part of the collection “In Country Sleep.”

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Funeral Blues” or “Stop all the clocks” is a poem by W. H. Auden, first published in its final, familiar form in 1938, but based on an earlier version published in 1936.

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