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This report is taken from PN Review 234, Volume 43 Number 4, March - April 2017.

Glasgow SQE University: Entrance Examination Frank Kuppner
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1. So: this ‘God’ business. What’s all that about?

2. Come on! There’s something really too haphazard about all existence, isn’t there?

3. What’s that you’ve got on your head? Blood? Surely not paint?

4. How many of the people even in this very room
are really as much in control as they are pretending to be?

5. But how on earth are we to meet even all these people?

6. Yes – we are all the results of the complicated workings of other people’s private parts. But how often in our thus-derived lives do we ever truly feel that this undeniable fact is indeed the case?

7. And which of us has any specific or private right [rite?] in the slightest to be here?

8. These krillions of stars! (Hum.) Right. So. This one here, perhaps?

9. Don’t you feel at all – like (you know?) – like the development of daily life itself is not, ipso facto, like some sort of act of treachery against the pure dead brilliant untimed planet as such? Eh? No? (What? Not even metaphorically?)

10. But to what extent are we aware even of the [implications of the [non-conscious?]] life we have actually been leading anyway?

11. Yes. Why does the whole thing so often seem so otherwise?

12. Where, for ...
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