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To Save a Life

“I didn’t want to kill them all. I didn’t want to kill anybody! I’m not a killer!”[1] Ender Wiggin could not believe what he had done. While fighting what he thought was a simulated, training war, he annihilated an entire race of aliens, derogatorily called buggers. When faced with what he had done, his mentor […]

Ethics of The Matrix

MORPHEUS Do you want to know what it is, Neo? It’s that feeling you have had all your life. That feeling that something was wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad, driving you to me. But what is it?[1]   […]

Book Review: Brandon Sanderson’s Starsight Neglects Philosophy in Favor of Politics

Brandon Sanderson’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. Ever since finishing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, he has grown more well-known and beloved. On his Writing Excuses Podcast, he has described himself as a Mormon and a rationalist, and his philosophical themes have always enriched his storytelling in a complex way that secular authors […]

Excerpt from Note to Self

Under the weight of regret, I hit my knees and leaned onto my hands, digging my fingers into the soft earth. There was a small puddle settled just between my hands. Seeing my reflection in it, I inquired, “What have I done?” I stared into eyes that were undisturbed, an unanswering reflection. I considered my […]

The Autumn People: How Love and Laughter Conquer Evil in Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes

“‘Time and death are the greatest enemies all of us must face, and the only weapon stronger than they are is love.’”[1]   In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, the familiar struggle between good and evil is framed by pitting a sinister carnival and its members against two best friends, Will Halloway and […]

Time Travelers

We are two one dimensional time travellers and the loneliest thing is the state of out of sync Always in the past at a different pace   Think to the future living in the past the moment I type this the moment’s gone fast before pen is to paper finger to key the moment is […]