Galactus: Truly Amoral?

August 30, 2006

Galactus[1] of the Marvel Universe is an exciting character to me for a number of reasons, although most of the excitement comes from his having “limitless power” ala the Power Cosmic and even more so, the dubious conception of him as an amoral being. These beings (and some who claim to be but aren’t) tend to shake up the world around them simply through their presence, and the titanic Galactus is surely no exception. But is he actually amoral, or just a pretender?
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Information Control

August 25, 2006

The question of when it is permissable to control the flow of information has been on my mind for quite some time now. It first came to be relevant when I played Metal Gear Solid 2 for the second time and getting to the end of the game, where this is said:

Rose: You’re being silly! What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context. [1]

It is this line specifically that irks me, although I will quote others as I investigate the connections between content and context as well as whether it is permissable to create and regulate context. Specifically, I plan to argue that it is permissable to regulate context given certain conditions.
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Faith and Reason

August 1, 2006

There are many different definitions for the word ‘faith’, some tangible, others intangible. Most people refer to it as ‘their faith’, specifically referring to their religion. Not being the religious type, I have always felt it to mean something else. Faith for me is more relying on one’s intuition and notably relying on things that have been reasonably proven to me in the past. That’s my faith. It’s something I cling onto even during the occasional times when I know I shouldn’t, perhaps in the same way your faith has worked for you.

My faith has evolved over time in the scientific sense: a theory is made that models the world around me. If it proves to be accurate over time, it ‘lives’ on, and if not, a new ‘faith’ takes its place. It is the same for most of my beliefs, and it should be no surprise, as it’s just a fancy way of saying that I’m learning as I go along.
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