Category Archives: Hope

Lying and Religion

Max’s post “Religion of the Crakers” brought to my mind the cynicism towards religious ideas in both Oryx and Crake and in other various forms of media. One excerpt particularly struck me in the book about concepts of immortality. “‘Immortality,’ said Crake, ‘is a concept. If you take ‘mortality’ as being, not death, but the […] Continue reading

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Reflections: Gattaca (1997)

“There is no gene for the human spirit.” This was my first time watching the film Gattaca, and I have to say that I was thoroughly engrossed for all 100 or so minutes.  There were a number of specific things that I enjoyed, including the death and rebirth end scene that strongly reminded me of the opening […] Continue reading

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