Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Star Trek, religion, and beyond
I discovered Star Trek just about at the same time I discovered Teilhard de Chardin. I think Rodenberry might have/must have been familiar with him, and Teilhard's notion of Christ being an advanced guard avatar (a throwahead, opposite of throwback)of a future human condition in which transcendence of time, and the collection of the psyches of all dead humans & prehumans will result in us all becoming god, is very reminiscent of the Rodenberry plots about "Whole racial Libraries" (remember the episode of the librarian, the gate, and all history--Spock got lost in the past)?
Anyhow, it was a break from the mundane, and full of hope.
I thank Mr. Roddenberry for his outlook.
I'll advance three non-intelligence related traits that i believe lead to productivity: ability to contrate, confidence to begin, and intensity of interest. Check Rodenberry's life regarding this. If hijacking this thread is allowed i would be interested in any comments in this direction.
i'd be very curious to see if/how it connects to the Higher Power (my capitalization for added drama) because perhaps the qualities would then be something of a middle man. that is, one could then say, "connecting to a Higher Power helps you make something of your life".
That, btw, is what the AA guys argue.
Also sounds a lot like Jimmy Doolittle. They would have liked each other.