Aaron J. Powner, M.Ed.
High School Science Teacher

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Science Fiction Comedy     Unexpected Philosophical Treasure

I love the question, "What if ?"

This question is the foundation of all good science fiction (novels, movies, short stories, ect.). Many of my students have read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Beyond his "deliciously absurd" humor, I personally enjoy the author's philosohical premise: though we are often intelligent enough to percieve that ultimate questions can be asked (e.g. life, the universe, and everything), we are just as often unprepared to understand the answers to such questions. Both literally and allegorically, the rest of the story is about the pursuit of the greatest questions in existence.