Quaker Universalist Conversations

The Martian

Observations on the 2015 film by Ridley Scott

We can all anticipate The Martian . This film is more than a single star vehicle for Matt Damon. It is more than a promo for NASA in showcasing the value and funding of continued space exploration. More than an argument for science and…

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The Human Condition

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom, by John Gray

Humans are trapped in bodies, burdened by mortality, cursed with self-reflective thought, limited in freedom, lacking evidence for human progress, confused by morality, and without relief in knowledge or education. That is the universal human condition according to John…

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