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- “No wonder why the movie carries with it such an overwhelming feeling; this is a lot to convey in 90-minutes of film, no matter how well made. Adding to everything is the political dimension: Cuba is still under US embargo. Whether intended or not, the feeling of claustrophobia in Affinities seems to carry with it room to at least ponder just how deep the complexity goes. And if things weren’t complicated enough, Goethe is brought up. For those interested in seeing how deep the rabbit hole goes, there is a nod to Goethe’s Elective Affinities. While it will provide more place for traction, it will certainly be without solace for the questions brought up in Affinity, with or without Goethe, bear the mark of great art: They keep the conversation going.”
- — Corey Nuffer (2011), “Film Review: Affinities (Afinidades)”, Jun 27
- “There’s a point where you’re un-tethered from the beliefs of your childhood. That point came for me when it was finally clear my religion didn’t work for me. I had questions about Christianity that I could not get answered to my satisfaction, questions that I’d been asking since I was in kindergarten. I realized it didn’t feel right to me, that one question just led to another. It was like going down a rabbit hole, each answer provoking another question. There were things I didn’t agree with.”
- — Brad Pitt (2011), “Interview in Parade magazine”, Sep 15
- “You've got the right idea there, but the rabbit hole goes much deeper, for one you have to expunge the word ‘living’ from your mindset. The idea that something can have ‘life’ is an Egyptian theological theory, adopted via modern religions, into the mind of everyone, albeit a theory that is not supported by the science of chemistry. A person can be reactive, but not alive (nor dead); the same is true of any other atom or molecule.”
- — Libb Thims (2011), "Comment to ionrocket", YouTube
- “Re: your article, I don’t know if this is a rabbit hole you want to go down, but when you start talking about ‘molecular ecosystems’ (things supposedly ‘not alive’) mixed in with the search for the ‘origin of life’ (things supposedly ‘alive’) sooner or later you will run into the defunct theory of life perspective. Namely, that the concept of ‘life’ is a type of residual mythology trying to force its way into chemistry and physics. The following links will give you some guidance on this, being that your preface is soaked with defunct anthropomorphisms (‘self-propelled organic systems’, ‘living matter’, ‘emergence’, etc.). our term ‘self-propelled organic systems’, e.g., translates as ‘perpetual motion carbon-based system’, which are impossible (as are all perpetual motion machines).”
- “Ooh, I have found a fascinating and deep rabbit hole while doing some writing-related research, specifically on ‘anti-entropy’. The Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics. @eschwitz, this looks right up your alley too. Hmolscience.”
- — S.B. Diva (2019), "Tweet", Jun 6
- Nuffer, Corey. (2011). “Film Review: Affinities (Afinidades)” (WB), GoZamos.com, Jun 27.
- Rader, Dotson. (2011). “Brad Pitt to the World: Open Your Eyes”, Parade, Sep 15.
- Egel, Richard. (2011). “Primal Eukaryogenesis: On the Communal Nature of Precellular States, Ancestral to Modern Life”, Life, 2(1):170-212.
- Diva, S.B. (2019). “Tweet”, Jun 6.
- Rabbit hole – Hmolpedia 2020.