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This Serendipity website, located at, was created by, is owned by and is maintained by Peter Meyer, who holds the copyright for all material on it unless otherwise noted. When there is no author stated on a page the author may be assumed to be Peter Meyer unless some other source is stated or the author is said to be unknown. (The copyright for anything written by someone other than him generally belongs to its author, who should be contacted regarding republication.)

Contact: If you wish to contact the author of this website, or to distribute, translate or reprint by means of conventional print media any documents authored by Peter Meyer he may be reached via the Feedback/comments page.

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Proposals to translate pages on this website into other languages are welcome. Nothing is paid for this (although you are free to accept a fee for publication of the translation in a foreign-language magazine or journal); you'd normally do it so that your compatriots who don't read English well can read what's on this site. Prospective translators should first contact the author (as stated above) to obtain his agreement.

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