Treating the Divine in Science Fiction - Sightings (Ada Palmer)
As a Star Trek fan, I have witnessed the discomfort of that series with the divine. Religion is present, but in in affirming the pluralistic nature of the universe, there is an attempt to explain the supposedly miraculous scientifically. Only on Deep Space 9, does the spiritual play a significant role. I haven't read/watched schience fiction as widely as some, and I can find it difficult to separate sci-fi from fantasy (Star Trek versus Star Wars), but I find this to be an intriguing conversation. With that in mind, I invite you to read this post by University of Chicago history professor and sci-fi writer Ada Palmer. I would be interested in hearing how others enter into the conversation about science and theology in terms of science fiction.