meaningless of faith, identity, truth, justice--fill in the other blanks
The list of "metas" meant to counter the putative "physicals" below is a crock. I hesitated to enclose the term with quotes for fear of flushing down that same intellectual toilet this site elevates to--aw, hell--the asshole responsible for this was on Colbert last night for god's sake. Legitimacy beyond question. Of course, the writer's strike can be held responsible for Stephen's grace and pukey indulgence.
But to the point. Every single heading below is cultural turd going unquestioned as legitimate rubric for discussion. Not the possibility that this list was compiled by a junior high school methhead, but by the evidently sincere belief (although, please god, someone rank me out and reveal this for the tasteless joke it could only aspire to) these "topics" merit thought and commentary.
My name is Matt Guillen, I live in France, originally from New York, and yes, I'm so very happy to have left all this shit behind.
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Explore a legendary philosopher's take on how society fails to prepare us for education and progress.
- Alan Watts was an instrumental figure in the 1960s counterculture revolution.
- He believed that we put too much of a focus on intangible goals for our educational and professional careers.
- Watts believed that the whole educational enterprise is a farce compared to how we should be truly living our lives.
How can we use the resources that are already on the Moon to make human exploration of the satellite as economical as possible?
If you were transported to the Moon this very instant, you would surely and rapidly die. That's because there's no atmosphere, the surface temperature varies from a roasting 130 degrees Celsius (266 F) to a bone-chilling minus 170 C (minus 274 F). If the lack of air or horrific heat or cold don't kill you then micrometeorite bombardment or solar radiation will. By all accounts, the Moon is not a hospitable place to be.
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