Archive for July, 2010
In follow up of last month’s fact which covered The Theory of Natural Selection, we will now look at the Theory of Social Darwinism [ Survival of the Fittest], which misused the theory of Charles Darwin’s, Natural Selection by applying it to the social and political world.
The Theory of Survival of the Fittest was first coined by English philosopher, Herbert Spencer. The theory involved various nationalities and races believing that they were superior in strength and intelligence and thus possessed the right and obligation to dominate over the other “inferior” races, who were believed to lack these qualities. They believed that these “inferior” races would ultimately be conquered or replaced because of their “natural disadvantage.”. Those who accepted this are known as Social Darwinists.
Although this theory is no longer accepted by reputable Anthropologists today, there are many unjust examples from the past which demonstrate this behaviour. One such example is the cruel treatment of Aboriginal people in North America during the time period.
Do you have any other examples to share? Share them in the comments section.
Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming second season of Stargate Universe ,which was originally featured at the recent Comic Con in San Diego, directly below. The second season of Stargate Universe will premiere on Tuesday, September 28 2010 on SyFy.
Please note that the trailer contains major spoilers for the first half of the impending second season.
What are your thoughts on the trailer? What intrigued you the most?
Recommended Discussion Topics
Dr. Rush’s discovery of the bridge and his secrecy of the discovery
Colonel Telford having survived the shooting from the season 1 finale, Incursion Part 2
The Lucian Alliance working alongside with the Destiny crew
Return of Dr. Perry- Why has she returned? Will she have an increased involvement?Note her relationship with Dr. Rush is further developing – the two share yet another kiss
Return of Dr. Caine , who was last seen in Faith. How did he get back on the Destiny?What did he discover on the planet?
Eli’s developing romantic relationship with a Lucian Alliance member – they share a kiss
Camille- Sharon relatonship – tension
Scott attacking Colonel Young
What is Greer torching?
Shuttle Crash? What are the cirumstances which caused this and how severe was it?
Chloe’s terrifying mutation-What was she turning into? How did this happen?What will become of her ?
I think that lonely girl is a good song because its actually telling women to respect themselves by being modest and avoiding loosing btheir self respect to men who treat them as disposable objects as opossed to person.It encourages women to be strong in times of lonliness instead of allowing themselves to be treated like that.To me this song is
a song to remind teens to be good.I have always appreciated this bands music not just cause i like it cause
they have a meaning for every song.This months song is Lonely Girl,by Dala.
UPDATE -It was revealed in the San Diego Comic Con that the two Atlantis guest stars scheduled to appear in the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe’s second season, Seizure are David Hewlett and Robert Picardo who will reprise in their roles as Dr. Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey respectively. A further overview will be posted shortly.
Producer, Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that two cast members from Stargate Atlantis will guest star in their respective roles in a crossover for the 15th episode of Stargate Universe’s second season entitled, Seizure. There is no word yet on exactly which characters will be reappearing.
As a result of these appearances, Mallozzi indicated that slight changes will be made to the script of he impending Stargate Atlantis film, Stargate Extinction. ““There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate .’But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover. Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.” To see a list of these hosts of questions, head over to Mallozzi’s blog.
Mallozzi has since repeatedly asserted that the involvement of Atlantis characters will not affect the core conflict of the film. He specifically indicated that “The changes made to the script will have to do with the timing of events (essentially the set-up) and won’t influence the heart of the story”. Essentially, the appearances will help provide certain details regarding the aftermath of the series finale of Stargate Atlantis, Enemy At the Gate which will in turn require the script to be altered in a way so that such details are not repeatedly conveyed and that the storyline remains true to the timeline. Having the Stargate Extinction storyline occur after the appearances on Stargate Universe would therefore not contradict with any of the circumstances or situations surrounding the characters’ appearances in the series and the situation on Atlantis as the film would take place afterwards.
We look forward to seeing the Atlantis cast members reprise in their roles in Stargate Universe and we strongly hope that we will eventually have the opportunity to revisit the characters of Atlantis in greater detail through Stargate Extinction.
Which Atlantis characters do you think will appear in Stargate Universe?How would you like to see them involved?What are your thoughts on the timeline change for Stargate Extinction? Share your thought with us in the comments section.