Posts Tagged ‘scifi’

While I have to give this Chronicle essay ‘props’ for managing to work The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy into an essay on the parallels between evolutionary biology and existentialism, it fails to earn ‘mad props’…

…because it forgets to consider the bowl of petunias!

No, I’m not being frivolous:  if you’re going to say that we all “just are”, with meaning only coming from our actions, and then compare the situation to that of the puzzled whale hurtling towards the planet Magrathea, you also need to account for the consciousness of that plant, or find a better analogy.

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