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Snow Crash Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 56 Summary

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Chapter 56 Summary

Hiro tells the men that he is on the Raft looking for a piece of ancient software that can be used to manipulate people by tapping into the deep structures of the brain. The en Enki felt that humans were stagnant and generated the Enki nam-shub that essentially reprogrammed the brains of humans. But the deep structures contained a metavirus, one that could not be removed, and the metavirus remained dormant inside humans, like a strain of herpes simplex. After Enki had delivered the nam-shub the civilizations split, causing diversity, which Enki felt would allow the human race to adapt and grow stronger. By the time the Hebrew culture developed, their religion had become rigid and regimented, and by doing so prevented the spread of Asherah. At the advent of the Pentecostal Church, there was essentially an outbreak of Asherah, and the people spoke in tongues. The...

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