Eclipse of Man

Eclipse of Man

Couldn't very advanced aliens know howtodo things thatwould look impossible to us, just as some of the things we can do would seem impossible to primitive men?We are regularly told that the universe isa strange and surprising ...

Author: Charles T. Rubin

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594037412

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Tomorrow has never looked better. Breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering and nanotechnology promise to give us unprecedented power to redesign our bodies and our world. Futurists and activists tell us that we are drawing ever closer to a day when we will be as smart as computers, will be able to link our minds telepathically, and will live for centuries—or maybe forever. The perfection of a “post-human” future awaits us. Or so the story goes. In reality, the rush toward a post-human destiny amounts to an ideology of human extinction, an ideology that sees little of value in humanity except the raw material for producing whatever might come next. In Eclipse of Man, Charles T. Rubin traces the intellectual origins of the movement to perfect and replace the human race. He shows how today’s advocates of radical enhancement are—like their forebears—deeply dissatisfied with given human nature and fixated on grand visions of a future shaped by technological progress. Moreover, Rubin argues that this myopic vision of the future is not confined to charlatans and cheerleaders promoting this or that technology: it also runs through much of modern science and contemporary progressivism. By exploring and criticizing the dreams of post humanity, Rubin defends a more modest vision of the future, one that takes seriously both the limitations and the inherent dignity of our given nature.
Categories: Science

Eclipse of Reason

Eclipse of Reason

Horkheimer's most important work, in which he explores the rise of reason in Western philosophy and the concept's continuing use and abuse.

Author: Max Horkheimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780938189

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Horkheimer's most important work, in which he explores the rise of reason in Western philosophy and the concept's continuing use and abuse.
Categories: Philosophy

The Final Eclipse the Return of the Big Mother

The Final Eclipse the Return of the Big Mother

This is the anxious question that the protagonist of this history asks to himself. The first volume of a horror saga set nowadays that sees the upsetting of relationship tyrant/subject between man and nature.

Author: Giuseppe Sorgente

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409227694

Category:

Page: 54

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Can a sudden and inexplicable solar eclipse to change the life of a man and show him the cynic and merciless law of Mother Nature? This is the anxious question that the protagonist of this history asks to himself. The first volume of a horror saga set nowadays that sees the upsetting of relationship tyrant/subject between man and nature.
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Gifted Eclipse

Gifted  Eclipse

Eclipse verb deprive (someone or something) of significance, power, or prominence. Predecessor to Gifted, Gifted: Eclipse follows the rise and fall of the Gifted peoples, from birth to near extinction.

Author: Joshua Mendrala

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365682308

Category: Fiction

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Eclipse verb deprive (someone or something) of significance, power, or prominence. Predecessor to Gifted, Gifted: Eclipse follows the rise and fall of the Gifted peoples, from birth to near extinction. Beginning with the genesis of the Gifted legend, Eclipse oversees Captain Samuel Primarium, the man who's exploits served as a catalyst for the Gifted's path. Following Primarium's escapades, a second era is revealed: the era of the Gifted Wars, a conflict raging through decades which gives rise to an ancient evil. It is through the interlocking of these timelines that the paramount characters of the Gifted legend are revealed, those who breathe life into its universe.
Categories: Fiction

The Danbury News Man s Almanac

The Danbury News Man s Almanac

I. A total Eclipse of the Sun , April 16 , invisible in the United States , visible in the southern part of Africa . II . A partial Eclipse of the Moon , May 1 , invisible in the United States . III . An annual Eclipse of the Sun ...

Author: James Montgomery Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101066477553

Category: Almanacs, American

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Categories: Almanacs, American

A Macabre Myth of a Moth Man

A Macabre Myth of a Moth Man

I'd let myself get so drawn in by Eclipse's charm that I hadn't noticed the lost minutes speeding by like seconds. ... 'Mr Reisman, a pleasure to meet you in person,' says Eclipse, coming around to my side, 'I'm sorry to lure you out ...

Author: Brad Fear

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438902647

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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WATCH OUT THIS AIN'T GONNA BE PRETTY Meet Moth: he's half his namesake and half social misfit. Moth's been pretty ticked off. A year ago sciencey people locked him in a lab, stuck needles in him and shone lights in his eyes. He wasn't very happy about this, so now him and his mate 'Ozzy' (a quite unpleasant chap of green skin, yellow eyes and lots of teeth) are out for good ol' fashioned retribution. Meet Nina. She's a barmaid and wants to work with animals. Nina's been roped into helping some friends with their amateur 'Moth-man' documentary. Of course, she doesn't believe in such silly myths, but she needs something to take her mind off her ex-boyfriend. Unluckily for Nina, her world is about to be blown apart by the ugly-as-sin truth Looks like Moth and Nina have got enough on their plates and that's not including the gas-mask wearing cult, the ticking, blade-fingered robot or the old man with the crows flying around him 'A MACABRE MYTH OF A MOTH-MAN' is the debut novel of author Brad Fear: a union of urban fantasy and noir, chronicling the tale of a seemingly clueless insect detective.
Categories: Fiction

Eclipse 4

Eclipse 4

To observe an eclipse is to witness a rare and unusual event.

Author: Jonathan Strahan

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597803113

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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To observe an eclipse is to witness a rare and unusual event. Under darkened skies the sun becomes a negative image of itself, its corona transforming the landscape into a strange space where anything might happen, and any story may be true... In the spirit of classic science fiction anthologies such as Universe, Orbit, and Starlight, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year) presents the non-themed genre anthology Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy. Here you will find stories where strange and wonderful things happen--where reality is eclipsed by something magical and new. Continuing in the footsteps of the multiple-award-nominated anthologies Eclipse One, Eclipse Two, and Eclipse Three, Eclipse Four delivers new fiction by some of the genre's most celebrated authors, including Andy Duncan's tale of a man's gamble that he can outrun a bullet; Caitlin R. Kiernan's story of lovers contemplating the gravity of a tiny black hole; Damien Broderick's chronicle of a beancounter who acquires a most curious cat; Michael Swanwick's tale of the grey man who pulls an unhappy woman from the path of an oncoming train; Nalo Hopkinson's story of ghosts haunting a shopping mall; and Gwyneth Jones's story of an alien priest who suffers a crisis of faith...
Categories: Fiction

Blind Man s Eclipse

Blind Man s Eclipse

This collection prompts deep thought while it intrigues and entertains. In reaching for the light while moving through the dark, it is sure to linger in the reader's mind well after the last page has been turned.

Author: Jonathan P. Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 150496568X

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Blind Man's Eclipse is three novellas that explore without flinching fundamental questions about how we live with ourselves and one another: Does capital punishment truly serve the greater good? Can obesity be beautiful - and, more important, what is beauty? Would the world be a better place if we had one religion instead of many? Taut, succinct, and infused with great feeling and detail, each story enters psychological shadows in search of why people think and act as they do when confronted with issues that define shared existence. This collection prompts deep thought while it intrigues and entertains. In reaching for the light while moving through the dark, it is sure to linger in the reader's mind well after the last page has been turned.
Categories: Fiction