Religion Prof: The Blog of James F. McGrath
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
This one is from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:
But as a sci-fi fan, and as someone who doubts the sentience of octopuses, I find this one more meaningful:
If you have read Out of the Silent Planet by Lewis then you know that there is a third option, that other planets might not have fallen to the power of sin.
How many natures in one person?
Octopus not sentient? Perhaps octopus are the new superhero. Self aware of their surroundings – enough to camouflage based upon background, water jet propelled to escape a threat, ink jet to confuse enemies. Almost as good a trick as resurrection. Octopus planet watching “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”, seeing octopus sushi, and Koreans eating baby octopus alive. Octopus awareness of humans – the ultimate satan OK, I’m a little crazy.The only truly unique characteristic of humans is their supreme obsession with the superiority of themselves.
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