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A star on the edge of a weird, lovely death

Posted by ChevScience on June 12, 2011

We humans like to put things into neat, little boxes. Naming, labeling, categorizing, classifying: it’s normal, but can easily confuse us when the process goes awry. What if something is on the edge of one category versus another; teetering on the cusp of one state of being before plunging into another? That challenges our desire for static status, and can make things more confusing.

Note the correct use of the German term über 


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