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There walked into the room a chimpanzee, shaggy and grey about the muzzle,
yet upright in his full five feet, and poised with natural majesty. He carried a
scroll and walked to the young men.
"Gentlemen," he said, "why does Pickering’s Moon go about in reverse orbit?
Gentlemen, there are nipples on your chests; do you give milk? And what, pray
tell, Gentlemen, is to be done about Heisenberg’s Law?" He paused. "SOMEBODY HAD
TO PUT ALL OF THIS CONFUSION HERE!"
And with that he revealed his scroll. It was a diagram, like a yin-yang with a
pentagon on one side and an apple on the other. And then he exploded and the two
ERIS - GODDESS OF CHAOS, DISCORD & CONFUSION
They awoke to the sound of pins clattering, and found the bowlers engaged in
their game and the waitress busy with making coffee. It was apparent that their
experience had been private.
They discussed their strange encounter and reconstructed from memory the
chimpanzee’s diagram. Over the next five days they searched libraries to find the
significance of it, but were disappointed to uncover references only to Taoism,
the Korean flag, and Technocracy. It was not until they traced the Greek writing
on the apple that they discovered the ancient Goddess known to the Greeks as ERIS
and to the Romans as DISCORDIA. This was on the fifth night, and when they slept
that night, each had a vivid dream of a splendid woman whose eyes were as soft as
a feather and as deep as eternity itself, and whose body was the spectacular dance
of atoms and universes. Pyrotechnics of pure energy formed her flowing hair, and
rainbows manifested and dissolved as she spoke in a warm and gentle voice:
I have come to tell you that you are free. Many ages ago, My consciousness
left man, that he might