Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84

1 comment:

Rich said...

I had to read up a little on this guy because I knew nothing about him. Mostly though, I read about Slaughterhouse-Five on Wiki. The book sounds quite interesting and I actually don't believe much in free will. So I guess this makes me a fatalist. One could easily argue that we make decisions and that we can affect the things around us but so, so, so, so many uncontrolled factors go into this that basically what really are we controlling. A weird or off the wall thought I'll admit but if you do not control the who, what, where, why and how of your birth and most probably the same can be said of your death...then what makes us believe that we really do control anything in between? In other words, is it all like an illusion of control?