Friday, August 29, 2014

Atheism and Science Fiction

An intriguing article by one of the less depressing SF authors I've read lately (Ken MacLeod).

He claims that most SF authors are not atheist, but I would like to see the numbers...
"If science is the theology of nature – with the wilder reaches of physics standing in for its scholastic philosophy – SF is its mythology, its folklore, its peasant superstition. Television, film, anime and computer games supply the statues and holy pictures, which (this time) really do move."
I'm not sure I agree.  SF is fairly low on the radar for most people (besides the occasional Hollywood blockbuster - which barely qualifies as SF).

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