Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Light my Firefly

I'm a philosopher of science. Philosophers of science get very worked up about underdetermination, which is where all of the things about something aren't enough to establish some other thing. Like how all of my genetic code doesn't tell us which country I'm a citizen of. Or how all of the data science can generate doesn't tell us which theories are true. There's also overdetermination, which is where all of the things about something are more than enough to establish some other thing. Like how after one episode there were already well in excess of a sufficient number of reasons for me to be rabid in my adoration of Firefly. Nevertheless, the final episode racked up the latest overdeterminator:

Wash: Psychic? That sounds like something out of science fiction.

Zoe: We live on a spaceship, dear.
Many more erudite reasons (and, like, a way funnier post header) over at Fretmarks.


Heidi the Hick said...

I'm missing out on something here. I've gotta crawl out from under my rock and check it out.

Xtin said...

Heidi, seriously, you do. Not to mention the fact that I have special secret reasons to think that you and Pluvialis share a brain, and she LOVES Firefly. QED. Also? They speak the language of the hick! Joss Whedon, you are my hero.

Scrivener said...

I am a huge Joss Whedon fan, but I missed Firefly somehow. I've put the movie on the Netflix queue. Is the series itself out on dvd yet?

Xtin said...

The mythology is that the monumental sales of the series on DVD is what got Serenity bankrolled in the first place. Get thee to Amazon!