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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 3: Will the Inferno movie make Zobrist more of a villain than Dan Brown himself did in his book?

In the Inferno book, as well as in interviews Dan Brown gave at the time of the book’s publication in 2013, the mega-selling author is clearly undecided on whether Zobrist is as evil as he seems. Yes, Zobrist is made … Continue reading

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The Remix: Michelangelo, Dante, and Dan Brown

Even though the poet Dante Alighieri lived and wrote at least a century before the time that most scholars would designate as the beginning of the Renaissance, it is easy today to look back at Dante’s Divine Comedy and see … Continue reading

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What would Zobrist think about Japan’s shrinking population?

Readers of Dan Brown’s Inferno know that one of the novel’s main characters, the mad scientist Zobrist, is obsessed with global population growth as the main problem in the planet’s future. He favors drastic steps to try to alter the … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s Dubious Math on Population Control

Joel E. Cohen, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Populations at The Rockefeller University and Professor of Populations at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, is an eminent mathematical biologist who, as his titles suggest, is a leading expert in demographics. … Continue reading

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