"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." That 's the third of Arthur C. Clarke 's laws; substitute the world "magic" for religion, and that 's about the gist of Foundation. The Foundation uses religion to spread its influence and power across the galaxy. Since the people of the barbarous Four Kingdoms don 't understand nuclear technology or the science behind it, they assume it comes from a supernatural source. In a sense, Asimov is playing off the idea that before people understood how lightning worked they chalked it up to Zeus.
So examining further the foundations elemental secular government becomes not just a matter of gently logical opinion but one of extreme political and practical desperation (Harris). "Theistic Evolutionists" believe that God conducted evolution over millions of years but only seven percent out of the thirty-nine percent thought themselves as "Darwinists", who believe that God played no role in either creation or evolution. These two groups further prove that contradicting ideas and theories can live amongst one another in peace (“American Decades”). In conclusion, secular and sacred groups have proved to have conflicts in the past and present but they also have proven that they can coexist
Everyone has different opinions on politics, religion, science, and almost everything else, so people will also have opinions about the world and universe, which has been created 14 billion years ago. I am on this planet now and worry about the present. The past I cannot change, and the future I cannot predict. The discussion of what caused the existence of the universe is an interesting topic, but does not affect me now, and does not change who I am or my existence. Yes, everything has a cause of existence, but I do not believe it is necessary for me to know every cause of existence.
Harvard’s Professor of Business Administration, Shoshana Zuboff, has remarked, “Technology makes the world a new place.” This statement not only applies to our ever-changing technology, but also for older technology. “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”, a short story set in olden times where technology was not abundant; technology in the sense that we think of it today had yet to be developed during the time of this story. Today, we categorize modern technology as smartphones, computers, the internet, and other objects that require electricity. However, in the times of “The Outcasts of Poker Flat,” the modern technology consisted of the telegraph and the repeating rifle. There was such a meager amount of technology invented that the typewriter, telephone, phonograph, and incandescent light bulb we not yet developed.
Many Christians believe that the first sin, caused by Eve, is why women have pregnancy pains, why men have to labor, and why people have to die, with no eternal life. The new founding’s made by scientist and philosophers thought that there could be other “realistic” reasons on why things like such happened. The Enlightenment Era was revolutionary because the people were finally finding their voices. Instead of basing their day to day lives off of religion, they grew a curiosity for intellect. Certain people who were Deist believed that there was a God and that he created all life, but He was not involved in every little thing that transpired in their daily operations.
Dystopian societies create a way of life that no one would ever want to be a part of. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and George Orwell’s 1984, the two dystopian worlds are decrypted. The populations prove to have the same mission, and that is to diminish all individual thought. Both novels accomplish this goal in different ways, but along the way we discover that nothing is ever perfect, not even the human mind. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the control of knowledge is what runs through the veins of the government, burning books is the chosen method to eliminate the past and control the future.
The old-earth view thinks that the universe was created before the earth and is far older the young-earth view which believes that God created the universe and earth simultaneously. Old-earth view doesn’t believe that there is a higher being that created it. They believe that things formed over time due to heat, pressure, and other factors. Young-earth scientists believe that there is a higher being and that would be our Heavenly Father. Time is a big factor between these two views.
6.1.5 Amount of Scientific Background given What is striking in the comparison of Never Let Me Go and Brave New World is that Ishiguro although the scientific research already was very advanced when he wrote Never Let Me Go eschews the portrayal of any scientist or other theoretical background in his novel especially if one considers that Huxley gives an extremely detailed account of the used techniques at a time where there was in fact no cloning technology (Shaddox 449). Orphan Black as the newest of the three examples probably gives the most exact explanation of cloning techniques. With the progressing research on the subject of cloning the methods displayed in science-fiction literature and films gets more realistic. However the lack of the description of such techniques in Never Let Me Go can be explained by considering that Ishiguro did not set his focus on the scientific aspect but more on the impact of human cloning. 6.2
In other words, they have eliminated the supernatural and replaced it with naturalism. In reality, they have eliminated the Christian worldview and replaced it with a secular, atheistic one! The moment in time that Ham’s fingertips typed the words,“unproven natural processes,” his argument became invalid. Evolution is a highly esteemed field of science with mounds of evidence supporting it. The scientific community is finding new evidence for evolution and a natural biogenesis daily.
Structuring Science “In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.” A quote from Stephen Jay Gould, an evolutionary biologist and historian of science, explains that science does not consist of facts, but statements that are waiting to be corrected. In science there has been and always will be continuous reorganization of theories, evidence, experiments, and facts. Looking through different scientific topics, theories, and thought processes, a specific tool gives great cases of why science continuously needs restructuration. The periodic table, an arrangement of chemical elements, organized on the source of their atomic number, electron configurations, and frequent chemical properties, has been depicted as many iterations. Some of these iterations are still viable to this day while others have been obsolete.