Category: Science fiction
|November 4, 2018||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Religion, Science, Science fiction|
A historian asks: Science Fiction Lacks Religiosity, But Why? Consider science fiction which, like all genres, has its own share of standard tropes and themes. One of the main themes in science fiction is the status of technology, and you’ll notice a frequent assumption that technology will constantly grow more and more sophisticated over time; […]
|October 24, 2018||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, Physics, Science fiction|
Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel offers two scenarios where it wouldn’t: The second way out is to assume that the past isn’t written, and your actions do matter. The Universe, as it exists today, is not bound to the state its in right now if you travel back to the past. In a way, every action you […]
|October 1, 2018||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Science, Science fiction|
Yes, Intro of and why not? Take the medieval romances that feature Alexander the Great soaring heavenwards in a flying machine and exploring the depths of the ocean in his proto-submarine. Or that of the famous medieval traveller, Sir John Mandeville, who tells of marvellous, automated golden birds that beat their wings at the table […]
|February 5, 2017||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News, Science fiction|
Good sci fi, but … From astrophysicist Paul Sutter at Space.com: The concept of wormholes got its start when physicist Ludwig Flamm, and later Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen, realized that black holes can be “extended.” When one goes about solving the fantastically complicated equations of general relativity, the machinery that predicts a black hole […]
|October 25, 2016||Posted by Steve Fuller under Ethics, Intelligent Design, Of General Interest, Philosophy, Science fiction, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
We started by assuming that Pilate made a mistake of world-historic proportions when he condemned Jesus to death. However, as Pilate in Purgatory explores the alternative histories that would result in a better world, he may come to discover that each of those alternatives would have resulted in a worse world because they would have also prevented the Resurrection of Jesus, which is the cornerstone of the Christian faith
|July 25, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News, Science, Science fiction|
From their earliest cinematic appearance in Georges Méliès’s “A Trip to the Moon” in 1902, our conception of life beyond Earth has changed to reflect our hopes and fears, the technology we’ve mastered, and our growing knowledge of the universe. Watch our depictions of extraterrestrial life change over nearly 100 films and 112 years. Good […]
|June 25, 2015||Posted by News under Fine tuning, Intelligent Design, News, Science fiction|
Geek Anders Exoself (yes, we think it is a pseud too) dismisses the hope of finding a huge Earth naturally (“We can do better if we abandon the last pretence of the world being able to form naturally (natural metal microlattices, seriously?)”) and considers the issues around just building a giant habitable planet from scratch: […]
|April 12, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Science fiction|
“Astrafugia” is identified as science fiction. By contrast, multiverse proponents insist their work is non-fiction, in defiance of all literary conventions.
|October 17, 2013||Posted by News under Media, News, Science, Science fiction|
Methodological naturalism is a safe harbour for science fiction masquerading as science.
|September 20, 2013||Posted by News under Evolution, News, Science fiction|
This is thought to be an evolutionary adaptation to help the parasite complete its life cycle.
|June 18, 2013||Posted by News under Science fiction|
… religion has always had some role within the universes of Doctor Who. Proposals for 20 minute papers …
|June 3, 2013||Posted by niwrad under Computing, AI, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Mind, Science fiction|
The so called “strong Artificial Intelligence” (AI) has some relations with evolutionism because both imply a “more” coming from a “less” and both are products of a materialist reductionist worldview. In evolutionism they believe that life arises from non life, and, similarly, in AI they believe that the intelligent comes from the non intelligent, that […]
|June 16, 2012||Posted by News under Design inference, Intelligent Design, Science fiction|
In other words, the frustrating inability of Darwinian theory to unravel the mystery of how life began has caused many of its sympathizers to look elsewhere.
|June 2, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Science fiction|
But surely it will be hard to beat Space Odyssey 2001 , which single-handedly saved the space program from aghast American taxpayers. 😉
|June 2, 2012||Posted by News under News, Science fiction|
“Although the creatures are not manifestly hostile, they will vampirically leach the iron from the blood of any human who spends too much time around them.”
|May 3, 2012||Posted by News under News, Science fiction|
A trailer for Portal 2
|October 1, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, News, Science, Science fiction|
… a general failure of our society to get big things done.
|June 7, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Science fiction|
Expelled’s Caroline Crocker, now executive director of AITSE, and author of Free to Think, describes how she first began to get hints that she was decidedly not free to think, in biology. She asked, Control mechanisms in cells are like intricate circuit boards; how could something like this evolve through random mutation?
|June 6, 2011||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Design inference, Extraterrestrial life, Intelligent Design, Science fiction|
Fox news reports that an armchair astronomer, David Martine, claims that he’s discovered evidence of intelligent life on Mars. In this YouTube video Martine speculates that it could be a bio lab, or a dwelling or garage (he hope’s its not a weapon. NASA is investigating. So, is this evidence of intelligent design? Is it […]
Science fiction author asks, why are atheists who write space operas supposed to know best whether God exists?
|October 9, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Science fiction|
Lawyer Hal G.P. Colebatch observes, re atheist science fiction: A magazine I frequently write for (not this one) recently published a review of a book of essays advocating atheism. The reviewer pointed out with some enthusiasm that a large number of the contributors were science-fiction writers. This left me somewhat nonplussed. I publish a good […]