Scott Edelman, over on Twitter, pointed out this amazingly awful attack on the great writers of science fiction by David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service. It’s not quite James Bond, Her Majesty’s Secret Service, but it does have a ring to it.
Anyway, his post, titled Beware of Science Fiction, uses Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut, and Gene Roddenberry, as examples of agnostic or atheistic proponents. His descriptions are factual, using quotes from the writers in question. After reading every one of the quotes, my reaction is “Right on!” but he seems to see them as, uh, damning.
He finishes with:
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!
So, I’m guessing that evidence based science is just right out of the picture, for him.
I laughed when I read the informational paragraph at the bottom of the website which includes:
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In conclusion, I’m making a unilateral deal with him. He shouldn’t read ANY Science Fiction and I’ll promise never to read his web site again.
(also posted at Steve’s blog, An Unconvincing Narrative)