Unformatted text preview: way Nietzsche talked about these things, as if they were just objects, made me think about what a star really is, and what a planet is at its core. He disenchanted the idea of the Earth as a living being, specifically saying “Let us beware of thinking that the world is a living being,” and I was somewhat put off by this idea (Nietzsche, 167). As kids we are taught to be mystified and inspired by the vastness of the planet and of how it lives and breathes everywhere around us. In Nietzsche’s piece, though, he fights this, and I believe he was not only attacking religion, but he also simultaneously and maybe unbeknownst to him, attacked our infatuation with natural matters. Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Gay Science. New York: Vintagebooks, 1974. Print....
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- Fall '08