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Kindling is Not Theft

I am on Prometheus’s side here.

Here's an xkcd comic with two figures confronting a third, who is holding a brand with flame at the top.

Prometheus has stolen fire from the gods!

Well, sort of.

I mean, when you use a fire to make another fire, the first fire doesn’t go away.

So really, it’s more like sharing.

Caption: FIRE WANTS TO BE FREE.

xkcd: Prometheus

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