Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Gustave Dore

Another riddle:

Why do certain species of thrush, especially robins and bluebirds, tend to be Protestant rather than Roman Catholic?






Most futuristic novels seem out-of-date after a decade or two, but That Hideous Strength is more timely today than when the book was published in 1945. On the day I began to reread the book for this essay, the press reported that a British government agency called the Human Fertilization and Embryological Authority (HFEA) is sounding out public opinion about the use of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, which will allow parents to screen their embryos for genetic defects. Critics believe that the HFEA has already decided to go full steam ahead with the procedure, and they don’t believe the Authority’s assurances that this technique (and others to follow) will be used only to screen for genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and not to produce “designer babies.” – Phillip E. Johnson

The above quote might spark your interest to read That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis and it moves the answer far enough down to not show in the masthead.


They prefer a diet of worms.

4 thoughts on “Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

    1. Do you have a sister Avis on Gordon Street? I once knew a girl on Gordon Street. That was a long time ago, when I was a young man. Not a day passes I don’t think of her and the promises we made. That one perfect day on Gordon Street.


    1. Not necessarily. It was a political assembly called by the Emperor Charles V primarily to deal with other concerns but became famous for Martin Luther’s appearance. It was held in Worms, Germany and Charles V was perplexed what to do with Luther who was wildly popular in Germany and under the protection of Frederick the Wise to whom Charles V owed a political favor.


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