Beware the elephant of intuition

Argument: Because the elephant of intuition is more powerful than the rider of deliberation, moral judgements are firstly and mostly intuitive and only subsequently and occasionally reasoned

Highlight: Experiments which test subjects’ reactions to stories involving abnormal but not strictly harmful behaviour find that, instead of reasoning leading to response, the subjects react first and then develop – often rather contrived – rationales for their reactions


This is why discussions about politics and religion so rarely go well on the internet.

George Lucas and the failed narrative

Because suddenly there is a scene with Jabba himself, and …. nothing. He’s got Boba Fett with him and yet no one tries to kill Han or capture him or anything. There is no urgency. All the plot points that were just conveyed in the cantina are repeated, but without the urgency or high stakes. Han left the cantina with a job that was going to save his neck, and he barely escaped with his life. He thinks he’s got to get out of there quick before he’s captured or killed. He’s so paranoid that he thinks the storm troopers that are after Luke are after him. Yet now there is this scene with Jabba where Han is all in charge and stepping all over Jabba’s tail.


I've always been a little on the fence about the revised editions – many of the additions enhanced the movies enough that I didn't mind some of the clumsy bits. But now I've had this pointed out to me…

I'm no longer on the fence.

Bad news on the Blood & Chrome front

Now, the network has passed on the project as a regular series but is looking to do it as a digital one, while airing the already produced pilot on the network as a movie. “Though the vision for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned,” Stern said in a statement today. “We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.”


It appears the "trailer" from yesterday was actually just an internal demo reel. There's a little hope in the article for BSG fans, but not much.