The Resource Holy Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect, by Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)

Holy Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect, by Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)

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Holy Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
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Holy Sci-Fi!
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Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
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by Paul J. Nahin
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eng
Summary
Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive? Is there really such a thing as free will? If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)? For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scope spanning the history of religion, philosophy, and literature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books and stories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes towards our faiths, our future, and ourselves
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Nahin, Paul J
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  • QC6.9
  • QC5.53
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non fiction
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Science and Fiction,
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  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Science (General)
  • Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Popular Science, general
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Technology
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Holy Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect, by Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Author’s Note One -- God and Skepticism -- God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction -- God and Science -- Author’s Note Two -- 2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction -- The 'Start' of Modern SF -- Before the 'Start' of SF -- Early Theological SF -- Theological Maturity -- 3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will -- What is Time? -- Time in SF and Theology -- The Four-Dimensional World -- The Block Universe -- God's Omniscience in Theology and SF -- 4. Religious Robots -- Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines -- Asimov’s Robotic Laws -- Robots and God -- 5. Computers as God -- Computers as Local Gods -- Computers as Planet-Wide Gods -- Computers as Known Universe Gods -- 6. Space Travel, Radio, and Alien Encounters -- The Fiction of Interstellar Space Travel -- Theology and Early Fictional Alien Encounters -- Interstellar Radio Messages -- Direct Encounters -- 7. Time Traveling to Jesus -- Time Travel: Fact or Fantasy -- Theology and the Past -- Jesus and Time Travelers -- Quantum Mechanics and God -- 8. What if God Revealed Himself? -- Not So Serious Speculations -- The End of It All -- Appendix 1: Matching Wits with 'God' -- Appendix 2: (fantasy) "Some Things Just Have to Be Done By Hand!" and "The Next Time Around" -- Appendix 3: (science fiction): "A Father's Gift" -- Appendix 4: "Applied Mathematical Theology" (Gregory Benford) -- Appendix 5: "Gravity's Whispers" (Gregory Benford) -- Bibliography of Short Stories Cited
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unknown
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XVIII, 224 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781493906185
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-1-4939-0618-5
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online resource.
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absent
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-0618-5
Label
Holy Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect, by Paul J. Nahin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Author’s Note One -- God and Skepticism -- God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction -- God and Science -- Author’s Note Two -- 2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction -- The 'Start' of Modern SF -- Before the 'Start' of SF -- Early Theological SF -- Theological Maturity -- 3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will -- What is Time? -- Time in SF and Theology -- The Four-Dimensional World -- The Block Universe -- God's Omniscience in Theology and SF -- 4. Religious Robots -- Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines -- Asimov’s Robotic Laws -- Robots and God -- 5. Computers as God -- Computers as Local Gods -- Computers as Planet-Wide Gods -- Computers as Known Universe Gods -- 6. Space Travel, Radio, and Alien Encounters -- The Fiction of Interstellar Space Travel -- Theology and Early Fictional Alien Encounters -- Interstellar Radio Messages -- Direct Encounters -- 7. Time Traveling to Jesus -- Time Travel: Fact or Fantasy -- Theology and the Past -- Jesus and Time Travelers -- Quantum Mechanics and God -- 8. What if God Revealed Himself? -- Not So Serious Speculations -- The End of It All -- Appendix 1: Matching Wits with 'God' -- Appendix 2: (fantasy) "Some Things Just Have to Be Done By Hand!" and "The Next Time Around" -- Appendix 3: (science fiction): "A Father's Gift" -- Appendix 4: "Applied Mathematical Theology" (Gregory Benford) -- Appendix 5: "Gravity's Whispers" (Gregory Benford) -- Bibliography of Short Stories Cited
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVIII, 224 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781493906185
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-0618-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4939-0618-5

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