So I enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness, but I had a lot of problems with it.
So there’s a particular brand of extremely firm confidence that I’m fairly certain is a mask for ignorance or insecurity like, 90% of the time.
(Which I’m not knocking, it’s extremely important in professions where your word has to carry a lot of weight.)
It’s just sort of…interesting that it can garner more respect in many instances than a casual confidence born out of pure competency can (which I think is a good deal more impressive).
I thought about that too! Did you do the “What if everything everyone ever thought about is real somewhere? Every religion, every story, every half-formed dream” thing as well? Or the “would a clone of you be YOU?” thing?
I think, given how much a lot of this stuff turns up in fiction, it must be a fairly common pile of thoughts.
I’m tired of people shitting on liberal arts degree types. This includes President Obama. Math, science, and engineering aren’t the only degrees of value. I’m tired of people saying a degree is only useful for teaching. That idea demeans the field AND teaching. Don’t pretend history, literature,…
One day soon, I’m going to post a great big rant about this.
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|Teachers:||Don't forget to get A's|
|Strangers:||Don't forget to blend in|
|Opposite sex:||Don't forget to look good|
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He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
Thank you Wil W.
AH, I HAVE DISCOVERED WHY I HATE YOUR GUTS.
this… this explains some things.
I’m not crying.
For a guy who hates philisophical shows, he sure tries to make a lot of shows that TACKLE CORE PHILISOPHICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT REALITY AND THE HUMAN CONDITION A LOT. (And then abandons them).
Maybe that’s why he didn’t realize that Khan Noonien Singh is a Northern Indian Sikh.
Tangentially related to that thing I reblogged earlier comparing a douchebag asshole in a philosophy class to a douchebag asshole on a feminist blog, I just wanted to touch on the “seeing the colour blue differently” thing.
I’m about to express my complete ignorance of Philosophy, but I wasn’t aware that that was a thing that was discussed in Philosophy. I care only because when I was kid of about five or six, it one day occurred to me that other people might see colours differently from me (and that was probably why some people liked some colours and other people didn’t, or so my childish brain believed).
Child me spent a hell of a lot of time trying to figure out, if people really did see colours differently, whether the distinction was in the brain or the eyes.
I decided that the only way to know for sure would be to do a series of eyeball transplants and a series of partial brain transplants (the part relating to seeing colour, obviously).
There are days when I’m still surprised that I didn’t grow up to be a mad scientist.