I cobbled together this clip from two films that I watched in the same
week. The first part is a snippet from a BBC documentary called
'Dangerous Knowledge', about the work and fate of four very important
scientists. From the BBC
In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at ...
Granting the strong points in the pessimists’ claims, it is still
possible to detect certain confusions and dubious inferences in
their arguments. To begin with, there is a very obvious
inconsistency in the way writers like Darrow and Tolstoy arrive at
the conclusion that death is better than life. They ...
A while back, I was browsing through the Routledge
Encyclopedia of Philosophy,
when I happened upon a short section called 'Life, Meaning and Value
of'. Lo and behold, it is a detailed rebuttal to the position to which I seem
to have become entrenched - that is, it is a discussion ...
So I like this clip. When I think about
I often use this type of sweeping imagery and it really does help you
comprehend the mind-boggling timescales involved. Just think of it. All
those generations of stupid apes, sitting around not doing very much
(think, eating and fucking ...