Category Archives: Religion and genetics

K.I.S.S. Keep it Simple and Stupid

K I S S What makes the World of Warcraft so addictive and alluring is a mysterious inquiry. It is simple, stupid (when compared to competing mmorpg’s content), and surprisingly intrinsic to something in all of us. WoW This media presentation explores the archetypes of racial and genetic cynicism, identity, and immersion into an alternate […] Continue reading

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The Logistics of Reincarnation

Hints of reincarnation are strewn throughout Cloud Atlas. While David Mitchell has said that he didn’t intend for this to be a theme, it is nevertheless an intriguing concept to entertain. Also, the film adaptation of the book makes this theme much more apparent, to the point where it is interesting to consider, at least. […] Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of Life ¿

Until the prophesies of “X-men” come to fruition and humanity undergoes an official onset evolution, the meaning of life is very simple. How different are we from the characters in Never Let Me Go?  As far as production and purpose are concerned, the average person’s impact upon the world, whether it be their destruction of the […] Continue reading

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You Have to Consider the Idea that God does not Like You!

Writing this blog post is my pain; this is my burning hand, as is reading and grading it your pain. Even though Brad Pitt can make anything interesting, this scene from “Fight Club” encapsulates an angle not yet considered, and in all probability will not be, except for this blog post, that we do not […] Continue reading

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Year 2045, Dawn of the Designer Babies

After watching the PBS Special, “Breaking the Code,” I was extremely intrigued by the idea of a disease free world and how it could be achieved, the dilemmas it would create, and the world it would create. Here is a story of the future…. The most controversial aspect of living in year 2045 is being […] Continue reading

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Cracking the Code of Life

The glass is half full, but any of the controversial sciences like genetics or stem cells have not yet been poured into the glass.  The economical and cultural states of our country reflect the simple fact that, as a people, we are not ready for this medical revolution, and PBS uses key scenes to warn […] Continue reading

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“I want to be someone who believes”

Follow the link to read more about Erin Pellarin’s discussion of disillusionment and despair in relation to the ideals of the characters Gumbril, Gumbril Sr., and Lypiatt from Aldous Huxley’s first novel, Antic Hay. This blog post was written for the graduate course ENGL 335: Biocultures, a Seminar. “I want to be someone who believes”  […] Continue reading

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