Category Archives: scifi

Indiana Jones & Empire Strikes Back – Belief

Religion, as argued in my post on the West Wing, is often assumed to be a person’s belief in a supernatural God. Yet anthropologists and sociologists of religion would wince at this statement. From a social scientific perspective, belief is … Continue reading

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AVP: Alien vs Predator – Postcolonialism

In Alien vs Predator, Hollywood is clearly establishing high beauty standards for non-humans. Predator’s dreadlocks and physique make him the non-human hero, while Alien is relegated to being a baddie simply because he’s just … err, green slime dripping all … Continue reading

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