Prophecy or Chemistry? The Mystery of the Oracle of Delphi

Ruins of the Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Greece

In a dark, subterranean alcove of a majestic temple in Apollo’s holy city, an olive-skinned woman with long, graying hair gazes up at the ceiling. Though her youth has clearly faded, she is dressed in the colorful costume of a maiden. Sitting on a three-legged stool, she is surrounded by a small group of robed men, gazing intently upon her like eager children.

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Physicist and science writer. Author of Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect

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Paul Halpern

Paul Halpern

Physicist and science writer. Author of Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect

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