The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 3, 2009

Aug. 3, 1920

It is the birthday, August 3, 1920, of the writer Louis Pauwels. The writer of, or contributor to, many volumes that blend science and religion, refers to, in his
The Morning of the Magician:

The migrating bird, the cat that travels 1000 miles to find its home, the
butterfly that can sense the female at a distance of ten miles...

And in this gathering Pauwels points to the boundary between science and that sense men have of something beyond that.

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