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Apex Book of World SF Interview Series #10: Jamil Nasir

The tenth in our interview series with Apex Book of World SF contributors, conducted by Charles Tan and published over at SF Signal. And this time, it’s Jamil Nasir:

Paradoxically as a result of the fabulous success of science, science has perpetrated a kind of intellectual imperialism on modern thought, especially in the West.  Metaphysics – which is a traditional form of thinking about ultimate reality – has been ruled taboo, or at least the refuge of weak minds.  This, of course, is nonsense, and simply has the effect of blocking further intellectual progress because no one may question scientific methodology, assumptions, or modes of thinking.  Science fiction is one part of the (covert) reintroduction of metaphysics into Western popular culture.  As such, it is a progressive and exciting force. read the rest of the interview.

November 17, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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