Episode Nineteen – Math-Magicians and Mad Titans


His motivations were far less idiotic in the comics. Extremely evil, but not as idiotic. He was “simply” a radical nihilist. He loved Death (an actual anthropomorphic being in the comics) and was trying to get her attention.

Insanely evil plan and one could argue stupid in its own way. But, still a lot less cringe-worthy.

So, why not go with that? Two reasons as far as we can see.

One, they seem to think the comics thing is too much like “Evil for evil’s sake”, which they apparently do not approve of.

Two, this way they get to make Thanos a sympathetic villain, which the movie makes clear they were going for. And it is very successful in this regard, as it is very hard to miss.

So, we are meant to sympathize with the motive for his genocide? Apparently so. Makes you wonder about the makers of the movie. Just how much do these people hate humanity?

Of course, a lot of environmentalists, Malthusians and nihilists would still have been somewhat sympathetic with the comic version if it was in the movie. There are a lot of environmentalists and Thanos’ plan was a half-way measure by their standards.

Environmentalists are man-hating nihilists and environmental science is not really a science.

Environmentalism is an anti-technology and anti-life cult. Which would like to do away with industry.

Makes you think, huh?

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2 thoughts on “Episode Nineteen – Math-Magicians and Mad Titans”

  1. I needed to thank you for this fantastic read!! I definitely
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  2. I completely understand Biil Gaede’s frustration with the scientific community and it member’s not applying rationality to their theories.
    Furthermore, I think the rope model explains many of the observations of our physical world very well & better than a combined particle/wave model.
    However, if you are going to invoke rationality and state that light is a rope that mediates gravity then you better explain, rationally, how physical ropes don’t entangle.
    There are many other inconsistencies as well e.g. rotation of solar system vs rotation of galaxy – the 2 merry go rounds behave very differently, the galaxian merry go round is consistent with the rope model whereas our backyard is not.
    I’d like Bill’s model to be correct b/c then I can go to see star wars and finally have a physcial explanation for how Jedi manipulate the “force”. But until some more fundamental questions are answered re: rope model I will continue to search for a better explanation


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