- Title Pages
IntroductionCondensed—the Questing Spirit
Chapter 1The Human Is More Than Human
Chapter 2Bataille’s Sunand the Ethical Abyss
Chapter 3The Post-Man Already Always Rings Twice
Chapter 4Stardust Memories
Chapter 5A Quick History of Sex
Chapter 6Who Is I ?
Chapter 7Of Whales and Aliens
Chapter 9Life Gave Earth the Blues
Chapter 11Priests of the Modern Age
Chapter 14On Doyle on Drugs
- Conclusion Floating in to Spinoza’s Ocean
- (p.120) Chapter 10 Mousetrap
- Cosmic Apprentice
- University of Minnesota Press
Playing billiards with thoughts by Kurt and Mark Vonnegut, W.H. Auden, Stephen Jay Gould, and others on the purpose of life, the author presents a naturalistic, energetic solution, using the old game Mousetrap to illustrate. Cosmic flatulence, teleology, the Oracle of Delphi, and a humorous solution to the Fermi Paradox.
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