Essay Topic 1
Explain Wilson's statement, "Belief is the death of intelligence." Include quotations from the text, such as, "The more one believes, the less there is to think about." Do you agree or disagree that belief prevents thought? Use examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Wilson describes himself as an agnostic, declaring in capital letters, "I do not believe anything!" In your opinion, is it possible to believe nothing at all? Support your opinion with examples from the text, including the Copenhagen Interpretation.
Essay Topic 3
Timothy Leary is quoted by Wilson as quoting Haeckel's saying that "ontology recapitulates phylogeny." The individual's development repeats, step-by-step, the evolution of the species. In your essay, analyze and explain this idea.
Essay Topic 4
In Timothy Leary's introduction, he characterizes this book as an epic or an odyssey. Detail how this book qualifies as a story of a quest...
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