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The Cave of Portents: Musings about Science and Philosophy

I wrote a short fictional piece back in 1999, called "The Cave of Portents" with the intention of including it in my book:

The Pursuit of Destiny: A History of Prediction

It ended up not making into my book, but I thought I would share it for the very first time.

Here is a link to the story:

The Cave of Portents

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Comment by Jodie Ann Christiansen on May 6, 2010 at 6:59pm
Paul thank you for releasing this totally awesome tale....would have liked one of the characters to be a female notable......still, I felt among these guys, just listening in.THANK YOU sincerely in sharing with us....I will be re-telling and re-reading this story to many.
Comment by Paul Halpern on May 3, 2010 at 10:09pm
Glad you enjoyed it, Stephen!
Comment by stephen dijoseph on May 3, 2010 at 2:03pm
paul..that was so cool...I need to read it again...looking forward!!
Comment by Paul Halpern on May 3, 2010 at 8:18am
Susie,
I appreciate your kind comments!
Comment by Paul Halpern on May 2, 2010 at 8:53pm
Rick, I'm glad you found the piece thought-provoking. You are very welcome!

Lisa, thanks so much for your kind comments!

The piece had been sitting in my computer, wanting to get out, so I thought this would be a good opportunity!
Comment by Rick Reiley on May 2, 2010 at 8:40pm
Thought provoking. After reading it I am not sure I am who I've thought I was all these years, of where I am at the moment or what time it might be. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by wiffledust on May 2, 2010 at 8:27pm
paul. this is spectacular!!!!! i'm SO SO glad you shared it! i'm looking forward to sharing it with all the wiffledust folks on facebook. what an imagination you have! and what a fantastic way to weave so much of science and mystery together! caves are very cool. and music is such a great weaver too, huh? you should do more of this!!!!!! yay for you! and for us!!!!

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