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The Assumptions of Mercy

So I’ve been thinking about my unexplored beliefs lately, partly inspired by The Lean Startup‘s description of “leaps of faith,” or untested assumptions made by businesses in the early stages of development (such as “is anybody actually going to buy this shit”). This idea led me to realize that I have been operating on a series of assumptions about my own work for some time — some plausible, some reasonable but untested, and some pretty far out there. What follows is a brief outline of my theory of fiction:

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