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About Contemplating the Cosmos

Contemplating the Cosmos is a blog dedicated to the intersection of philosophy and science fiction.  One of the great things about science fiction is it’s ability to intersect and explore moral and ethical dilemmas.  Gene Roddenberry once said that For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects.”  Roddenberry had a tendency to use Star Trek’s story-telling to explore conflicts, dilemmas, and whatnot, while also inspiring unique and heroic characters.  But he wasn’t the only one who understood the worth of Science fiction.  

 Twilight Zone creator  Rod Serling once said that “science fiction made the improbable possible.”  It allows us to think about the future, and the new technologies that we are developing every year.  We have the chance to take on the very fringe of reality, and twist and test them to the fullest.  THere is so much potential for exploration.  But we cannot forget the human equation, and all of the emotions, choices, and biases that affect their decisions.  This mixture of potential and the human equation is what forms the conversational core of science fiction.  There is much to explore, and much to engage.  And through this blog, I hope to explore it all.

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