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Hide&_q - Glazer PHIL 137g Brandon Johns Human Status in the Cosmic Array Revisited Is it all about POWER Does MIGHT make RIGHT Your reading log

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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. Humans are the only creatures that can truly improve themselves and
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2008 for the course PHIL 137g taught by Professor Lloyd during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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