Yet another weird SF fan

I'm a mathematician, a libertarian, and a science-fiction fan. Common sense? What's that?

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Yet another weird SF fan

Monday, December 31, 2018

It's the End of 2018

Weren't anti-agathics supposed to be invented this year?

Still no sign of Augustus Caesar (aka Francis X. MacHinery). President Crassus is bad enough.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?

The above question is asked in The New York Times by Todd May, a philosophy professor. His answer: “I want to suggest, at least tentatively, both that it would be a tragedy and that it might just be a good thing.”

My reactions:

  • Incredulous stare.
  • There are Ouden worshippers (cf. Past Master by R. A. Lafferty) out there.
  • Professor May's concern for animal suffering is clearly zoocentric. Don't plants get a say? Humanity has been very good for plants owing to all the CO2 fertilizer we've been adding to the air.
  • He's also for gun control. Shouldn't a philosophy professor have a need for logical consistency?
  • Philosophy isn't all pointless bulshytt; some of it is harmful bulshytt.
  • Note to philosophers: In That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis, Frost was not the hero.

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