Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Beware of Science Fiction!

with 17 comments

Science fiction is intimately associated with Darwinian evolution. Sagan and Asimov, for example, were prominent evolutionary scientists. Sci-fi arose in the late 19th and early 20th century as a product of an evolutionary worldview that denies the Almighty Creator. In fact, evolution IS the pre-eminent science fiction. Beware!

Beware of Science Fiction, via Pharyngula.

Written by gerrycanavan

January 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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  1. Robert A. Heinlein attempts to define the genre, “a realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method.”

    Also, the War of the Worlds was written in 1898.
    I have not seen anywhere in that particular novel anything degrading to God, or any liberal assessments concerning Charles Darwin.

    This entire post is illogical speculation, absent of facts and heavy on accusation. Did you know that there are Christian science fiction novels? There are also many science fiction authors that happen to be Christian. I’m one of them.

    Beware of science fiction? They are not recorded events in history, or claiming to be prophecy. They are stories. FICTION. Only a child would assume fiction is a reality. How much fiction do you read, and should you place it in the same category of ungodly as science fiction? Let me guess, if it isn’t the bible, then it’s against the will of God?

    mwgriffith

    February 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

  2. I think you know this, but just so everyone is clear, that’s a quote from the link, not my position on the matter.

    gerrycanavan

    February 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  3. I meant no offense. People that are that narrow-minded baffle me!

    mwgriffith

    February 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm

  4. Oh, me too. This is one of the best craziest posts on the Internet ever.

    gerrycanavan

    February 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

  5. I’ve been reading through your blog, and it’s good to actually find someone of intellect to converse or share thoughts with. I appreciate that, and thanks for the post. It was adequately infuriating.

    mwgriffith

    February 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm

  6. wow what a great fictional discussion you two had. from contempt to love fest. seamless if only because you both chose to accept it.

    insanemonk

    February 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

  7. It appears that you would rather us bicker on here for your amusement? Of course we chose to accept it, that’s just the sort of thing that adults do. The discussion was hardly fictional, however. The only contempt existed with the pasted post he displayed, and the nature of religious fanaticism. He actually did not write it himself, so why would I continue to rant?

    So, basically, you wasted your time writing that extremely poor sentence. What are you, twelve?

    mwgriffith

    February 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

  8. oh my god you are so funny. is everything so serious to you? keep it up im sure you’ll find peace and happiness.

    insanemonk

    February 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm

  9. Science fiction is tomorrows reality and the many possibilities of a future to come.

    mortalx360

    March 2, 2010 at 2:25 am

  10. I’ve been writing some about looking at God through Science Fiction–mainly Star Wars & Star Trek & looking at what the church can learn from them.

    Rev. Dave

    March 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

  11. “Evolution is pre-eminent science fiction.” Amen, brother! As a neocyberpunk sci-fi W/Riter from the Near Future, I dig the sound of that.

    “In it’s never-ending list of beautiful godless art to attack and undermine, aggressive mainstream monotheistic memetic religion-viruses mistakenly turned on the sub/neo-cultural practice of visionary imagining called ‘Sci-Fi’, thinking it would be a pushover.

    Modern postmodern Sci-Fi however is far more slippery & adaptable – ie. more ‘susceptible to change’ – and easily side-steps the inherent limitations of other obsolete cultural thought-paradigms..”

    You can’t mess with Sci-Fi, baby. We’re all Big Scientists now..

    Henry Swanson

    Henry Swanson

    May 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

  12. I’m so glad that this isn’t your opinion….. hahaha….

    Shocked me for a second.

    But yes — science fiction = fiction.

    Joachim Boaz

    June 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

  13. I agree with mwgriffith, love your blog Gerry. Short sharp and so far as I’ve been reading, always entertaining

    gr8oldgrumpy1

    August 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

  14. This argument is mute. The preeminent word if Fiction.

    denverwatts

    March 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm

  15. Excuse me, but science fiction has been around since Plato. See “The Myth of Ur.”
    Bwa-ha-ha! There’s no escape!

    Jeff

    April 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

  16. I couldn’t figure out if you were dissing Sci-fi, or just being funny in general. Reading the comments cleared it up for me.

    Lol. I’ve never read such fundamentalist tripe before. It’s both funny, and infuriating at the same time. Nowhere does it actually say that science-fiction or evolution is bad. But it’s more like, the words themselves are swear words. Probably the worst insult for Christian Baptist writers is, “You…YOU…YOU SCIFI WRITER!”

    scrounger1984

    October 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

  17. *Sigh* Christians dig themselves into such deep holes.

    http://rehabhappy.wordpress.com/
    (42:Squamous Unutterable Horrific Lovely Eldritch Nameless Life)

    benmattice

    May 24, 2012 at 2:04 am


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