Published on March 13th, 2001 02:39 PM
During the latest American election, I bitterly noted that too much politics was based on three excuses; blame God, blame Darwin, blame history. I think it was a nicely lucid moment of utter bile.
It struck me later that I'd also hit on something in writing - that people often used excuses for elements of their worlds. In fact, as I looked at it, the same three excuses popped up in writing and worldbuilding