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Saturday, January 13, 2007

R.A.W. - R.I.P.

One of my favourite authors, Robert Anton Wilson, died on Thursday, as mentioned on his website here.

A man very much in tune with my thinking -

"My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything."

His Wikipedia entry reports his death thus -

On June 22, 2006, Huffington Post blogger Paul Krassner reported that Robert A. Wilson was under hospice care at home with friends and family. On 2 October 2006 Douglas Rushkoff reported that Wilson was in severe financial trouble. Slashdot, Boing Boing, and the Church of the Subgenius also picked up on the story, linking to Rushkoff's appeal. As his webpage reported on 10 October, these efforts succeeded beyond expectation and raised a sum which would have supported him for at least 6 months.

On the 6th of January, he wrote on his blog that according to several medical authorities, he was likely to have only between two days and two months left to live, closing his message with "Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd." He died five days later, a week before his 75th birthday, at 4:50 AM.

Here are some obituaries at-
10 Zen Monkeys

and at Cryptomundo

'Bye Bob, and thanks for opening so many minds to endless possibilites.



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