Spin Themes

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Doomsday Religion

Religion plays a very important role in the novel. The author of Spin asserts that besides plain denial, humans typically have two opposite reactions when they come face to face with a phenomenon that they cannot grasp or explain thoroughly. Either they resort to religion and consequently build beliefs in un-reasonable entities that somehow reflect and explain what they see and feel, or they try to gather as much physical evidence as possible from the world around them and then do their best to come up with a scientific explanation for it. Spin shows that both exercises (science and religion) are aimed at satisfying the same human need; they are simultaneously opposite and twins. Diane represents the religious reaction, while her twin brother Jason represents the rational, scientific reaction.

Diane's character represents the evolution of the religious reaction of the humans to the unexplained and the impending...

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