November 22nd, 2004

perception

Must We Explain the Supernatural?

A novel or a TV show or a film usually shows the worldview of the author or creator. Chris Carter must believe, to some extent, that "the truth is out there" even if we're never able to find it. JRR Tolkien believed that the meek shall inherit the earth...and we see his small hobbits saving Middle-Earth through endurance and humility.

But sometimes I wonder whether the creators get a bit carried away with their own worldview. [don't get me started on Ursula LeGuin's transformation into a rampant feminist.] Is it valid to state one way of thinking as if it were the only way?

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