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    • [user]6 months ago

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      • Jessica
        Scout
        6 months ago

        Dune is on my to-read list and I am now more excited to dig in to it after seeing the quote you shared!

    • Jessica
      Scout
      6 months ago

      Interesting excerpt — curious about Cleland’s work now.

      One philosopher has taken a far more radical stand. Cleland argues that there’s no point in searching for a definition of life or even just a convenient stand‐in for one. It’s actually bad for science, she maintains, because it keeps us from reaching a deeper understanding about what it means to be alive.