Friday, October 07, 2005

6 degrees of Kevin Bacon

A post over at Crooked Timber talks about a new book raising doubts that the author of Shakespeare's plays was W.S. himself. This week's champion ghostwriter is Henry Neville.

What I liked about the discussion is the very learned comment thread. About midway down, an unexpected connection develops between the latest Shakespeare debunkers and--wait for it-- the Intelligent Design movement.

The detective work is all done by bloggers in pyjamas, wielding Google--which is, after all, mightier than the pen.

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