Saturday, November 16, 2019

Dark City

If naturalistic evolution is true, then human beings are like the characters in Dark City who have false implanted memories. The characters have beliefs about their past, but their beliefs don't map onto reality.

Likewise, if naturalistic evolution is true, we've been brainwashed to value kin altruism, but that's a projection which doesn't map onto reality. Nothing is actually good or bad, right or wrong. It's just how our brains were wired by blind evolution. The valuation is arbitrary. We could just as well be rewired to value cannibalism. 


  1. If naturalistic evolution is true you cannot know whether naturalistic evolution is true or not. If one claims that naturalistic evolution is true, that is self-refuting.

  2. Dark City was an overlooked gem of the late 90's. I re-watched it a few years ago, and it seems to still hold up. I found it beautifully moody and affecting. Watch the director's cut if you get the Blu Ray or DVD.