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While the film No Country for Old Men contains several overlapping storylines and themes, perhaps the most significant and central to the movie – indicated by the title – is that of Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman in West Texas who finds himself on the trail of a ruthless killer. Nearing retirement, he questions his […] Continue reading
Most “First Contact” scenarios seem to leave out a pretty crucial aspect of encountering aliens from a completely different world. Everybody is always worrying about whether they have better weapons than us, or whether they think like us, but these concerns skip over some much bigger problems that could be at hand in this situation. […] Continue reading
Fourscore and seven years ago, the world turned to darkness. Utter and complete darkness. The government had ignored the signs; the people had ignored the signs. Nobody was to blame, but everybody was to blame. The list of pointed fingers was endless. Pounding heart. Tunnel vision. Dr. Bryan’s lungs screamed for air as he waited […] Continue reading
Dear Hadley, How’s it going buddy? I hope high school is treating you well. Tenth grade was absolutely awesome if I recall correctly, so enjoy it. Believe me, getting your driver’s license is not overrated in the least. Yes, I know the Jeep sounds like it’s going to explode when you drive it over 40 […] Continue reading
First, I have to preface this post by saying that the film Gattaca was probably one of my all-time favorites. I could not put a number to where it would fall on any kind of list of mine, but I do know that the more time I spend thinking about it, the more I like […] Continue reading
What if life plays by other rules elsewhere in the universe? In December, 2010, biologist Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon published a widely publicized paper claiming that she had discovered a type of bacterium in Mono Lake, California that was capable of thriving in high-arsenic, low-phosphorus environments by replacing phosphorus with arsenic in the building blocks of […] Continue reading