July 3, 2012

Prometheus (2012) – Calvinball Mythology and the Void of Meaning « Ruthless Culture
Prometheus was crap because it was trying to be like real life where stuff just happens, rather than like a story. Perhaps.
(tags: sci-fi sf science-fiction narrative calvinball metanarrative prometheus entertainment myth film)
Unspeakable Conversations – New York Times
“He insists he doesn’t want to kill me. He simply thinks it would have been better, all things considered, to have given my parents the option of killing the baby I once was, and to let other parents kill similar babies as they come along and thereby avoid the suffering that comes with lives like mine and satisfy the reasonable preferences of parents for a different kind of child.” A disability rights lawyer meets Peter Singer.
(tags: infanticide euthanasia singer peter-singer ethics philosophy utilitarianism disability)