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Category Archives: Philosophy
When I was still a child, I fell in love with Sci Fi. I stayed up nights devouring stories by Asimov and Heinlein, Clarke and Bradbury, Poul Anderson, Frederick Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, Pierre Boyle, and Harlan Ellison. Sometimes, I read … Continue reading
I’ve seen it argued that animals (by which the authors meant nonhuman animals, for we are animals too) can’t be self-aware because they don’t have language. Yikes. The notion here is that in order for a creature to have a … Continue reading
The Christian Church grew up mired like a fly in treacle in the utter darkness that was Platonism–the sick, world-and-life-denying doctrine of Plato, who split the universe down the middle, into an airy-fairy spirit world “up there” and a contemptible … Continue reading
A red light blinked repeatedly in the lower left portion of Talia’s field of vision. This was meant to be scary and was, as was the fact that she couldn’t order the voice accompanying it to go mute and to … Continue reading