Conversations with Dead Martians: The Misanthrope’s Quandary 

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“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact” – Elon Musk

Martians are awful chatty, especially when they are dead. Martians are awful chatty, especially when they are dead.

Channeling your misanthropy into a career is a tricky business, unless of course you are one of the lucky few who happen to score a plum position as a psychopath or hired assassin, in which case things are pretty straightforward.  Those of us with slightly less edge and a bit of curiosity about the human condition are in a bit of a quandary.  You can get your Naturwissenschaften (“Science of Nature”) on and guarantee somewhat more limited exposure to the vicissitudes of interpersonal relations and the minefields of human consciousness or tread carefully into the realms of Geisteswissenchaften (“Science of Spirit”), and try to pinpoint precisely what bothers you most about humanity.  Just to be safe, when it came time to tentatively commit to an educational path…

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