Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, 90
Arthur C. Clarke, author and creator of "Mysterious World", died in Sri Lanka this week at 90.

I grew up watching reruns of the series, which implanted in my mind many of the speculative explorations on my blog. His passing is also worth noting for the various religious claims made regarding his work, for example the "2001 Principle" website and "Obvious Proof" book...

Clarke was an agnostic who erred on the side of atheism.

This seems to escape everyone who suggests the deep meanings behind "2001; a Space Odyssey" (deep meanings being arguments for Intelligent Design; see Kubrick himself for 'meanings", for ID, see here and here), not unlike was sought regarding the initial Matrix movie (to the rest of the films...and other work of the Wachowski brothers whom I'm still not sure are even Jewish - the general response seems to be "not mikabell!!" section of the Aish Matrix page is entitled "Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged" something of a plug for "going and learning"!...a real appeal to Jewish male egos; you're special, your not like the others [goyim]. etc).

Among other things that escape them is that the exalting and ominously empowering song "Thus Spake Zarathustra" is, pretty obviously, referring to an "exalting and ominously empowering" book by the same arch-atheist Friedrich Nietzsche...


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