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  •  THX-1138 was one of the few true examples (4+ / 0-)

    of science fiction in film.  It explained nothing - just showed things and let you figure out what was going on, or not.

    I don't think a future of Republicans controlling science would look like that though.  It would basically be like a Texified version of Iran - biology, natural history, and sex/pregnancy related medical research overseen by religious authorities and environmental and medical science results submitted for approval to businesses.

    Today's trivia becomes tomorrow's sacrament.

    by Troubadour on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:18:16 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, I agree completely. Wasn't suggesting that (2+ / 0-)
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      the result would be the same, just that the ostensibly "noble" and by all means "fiscally responsible" motives behind it would lend an insidiousness to it - creating an anti-intellectual Judas goat, so to speak.

      To me THX 1138 is a cautionary tale, a sort of exaggerated caricature of an actual phenomenon, but nonetheless instructive.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:48:36 AM PDT

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