In today’s Science Times

March 27, 2007

a Dr Richard Wassersug, who underwent “chemical castration” to treat his cancer of the prostate, reflects on his experience and on the concept of a “eunuch.” He refers to speculation that the traditional depiction of angels was based on eunuchs – men castrated before puberty, thus tall, beardless, with high-pitched voices, employed by earthly potentates as councillors and agents.

It seems that castration interferes with multi-tasking, and the Talmud claims that an angel only undertakes one mission at a time…

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