Cows shit milk?
Cows shit milk?
I like Star Trek as much as the next guy, and have seen all of the Original Series, The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine. I'm currently struggling through Voyager, I've dipped my toe into the Animated Series, and I'm going to at least give Enterprise a shot.
But I wouldn't say Star Trek has much actual philosophical depth. Messages typically boil down to things like "Racism is bad" or "Data is a person too" or "Don't lie" or "Don't pick on Barclay" or "Respect other cultures", and that's ignoring the episodes where Kirk and Spock are running from a witch that turns into a giant cat, or where Geordie accidentally stalks a girl he likes, or Troi goes man-crazy, or Sisko and Crew get trapped in a weird board game.
Sure, there's gems like The Devil in the Dark, Family, and For the Uniform, but those are few and far between.
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You mean the demographics haven't undergone a drastic and fundamental shift since the last SV Diversity article from like a month ago?
All those kids we started teaching coding to in the last couple years haven't gone to college yet? Those colleges haven't produced a diverse enough stream of students within the last 6 months? Those students haven't all gotten the 3-5 years of experience to work at Google, Facebook, Apple, etc all within the last several weeks?
Alrighty, you priviliged micro-aggressive misogynistic cis-gendered white males. You've got 3 more weeks to fix all this, or else we'll post another article complaining that the problem still exists >:-(
Did you read past the first sentence of his post? That's exactly the thing he addresses.
It's so hard to keep up with these things nowadays.
Where's the +1 Chilling mod when you need it?
I'll take the lack of head trauma resulting in eventual death and file it alongside the guy whose lack of sight gives him the powers of echolocation and touch so sensitive that he can sense micro-vibrations in the air.
The only way home I can think of for Snowden is if someone like Rand Paul ends up as President (not ideal, but there are worse choices):
1) He seems to genuinely care about civil rights (is against the Patriot Act, use of drones, government surveillance etc), and this would be an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is
2) Only a Republican would snub President Obama in such a way
Fat chance of that happening, though.
That being happy and relaxed every now and then can prolong your life.
So many other logical characters function as the butt of the joke. They're always the ones who "don't get it", or "lack compassion", or seem "out of touch".
Mr. Nimoy, through Spock, showed how such characters can be more than just socially awkward, how through logic one can derive strong ethics, compassion, and integrity.
A literal inspiration.
The whole "Internet of Things" craze, or article summaries that presume everyone knows the acronym?
"Falling in love makes smoking pot all day look like the ultimate in restraint." -- Dave Sim, author of Cerebrus.