hide_&_q - Glazer PHIL 137g Brandon Johns Human Status...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Glazer PHIL 137g Brandon Johns Human Status in the Cosmic Array, Revisited Is it all about POWER? Does MIGHT make RIGHT? Your reading log insights on Blood Music and Trinity and Spin State reflected your consideration of the question of our place or status in the cosmic array of beings, of the scale of ethical importance. See whether you can further develop your thinking about this question as you view excerpts from Episode 111 (1987/8) of Star Trek: The Next Generation , “Hide and Q.” As you watch, please consider: 1. What qualities do “Q”, and other inhabitants of the “Q-continuum” have that humans lack? The Q are able to time and start time, create matter and living creatures out of seemingly thin air, and transport creatures to different planets with ease. 2. Why is Q so interested in humans? What is “he” worried about? Is this a reasonable worry? Q is interested in humans because he recognizes that humans have the unique ability to constantly improve themselves in terms of thinking and technology. He is worried that over the course of hundreds or thousands of years, humans will continue to develop, and will one day be able to challenge or defeat the currently superior Q. This seems like a legitimate concern.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern