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    Pandemic prediction from Lucretius

    (ORDO NEWS) — In his philosophical masterpiece On the Nature of Things, written around 50 BC, Lucretius laid out the arguments in favor of radical materialism. People should not be in fear of divine punishment, he wrote, or make slavish sacrifices in the hope of a divine reward. The universe is not a mysterious game of gods or demons; it consists of atoms, emptiness and nothing else. The atoms, which…