Is Extinction Bad?

While the process of human extinction is regrettable, the prospect of a world without humans is not

David Benatar | Professor of Philosophy at Cape Town University; author of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence.
1,433 words
Read time: approx. 7 mins

LINK: https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/is-extinction-bad-auid-1189?

Thomas Ligotti and the Derangement of Creation

Forgive me if I seem … not myself. I’ve been traveling in dark realms, lurking in shadows, trembling in liminal spaces where the imagination turns on itself and consciousness seems more a burden than a blessing. I have glimpsed, however briefly, the invisible, the unspeakable, the unknowable. In short, I have been reading Thomas Ligotti.

If you haven’t heard of Thomas Ligotti, you’re not alone. Despite winning three Braham Stoker Awards and amassing a devoted following among fans of supernatural horror and weird fiction, the reclusive American author remains a relatively obscure figure in the contemporary literary landscape.

LINK: https://www.fictionunbound.com/blog/thomas-ligotti-and-the-derangement-of-creation

Twitter Believes Oscar Winner Rami Malek May Be ‘A Serial Killer in Hiding’

Rami Malek may have recently won the Oscar for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in a video that is circulating on social media, he is reminding us majorly of his Mr Robot‘s secretive character Elliot Alderson, in the sense that he seems to be intimidating us by his choice of life.

Rami was recently shooting for the I am a fan series of commercial for Mandarin Oriental when he made his rather incomprehensible interests clear to us. Personal choices apart, Twiterrati are obsessively cued into the speculative theories that Rami may be “a serial killer in hiding.” It’s hard to say what makes the video so disconcerting but there’s something freaky still in the blank way that he delivers his ‘I like’ monologue. Can we blame them, after watching the video!

LINK: https://www.news18.com/news/movies/twitter-believes-oscar-winner-rami-malek-may-be-a-serial-killer-in-hiding-2053269.html

Explosive packages found at Heathrow, Waterloo and London City Airport

The device sent to Heathrow Airport caught fire when staff opened it

Counter-terror police are investigating three packages containing explosives found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station.

LINK: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-47457477

Police Believe Long-haul Trucker Is a Cross-Country Serial Killer

After spending more than 30 years cruising some of America’s emptiest roads as a long-haul trucker, Samuel Legg is now is suspected of killing at least four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois.

LINK: http://www.realclearlife.com/daily-brief/police-believe-long-haul-trucker-is-a-cross-country-serial-killer/