Technologically Advanced Life Before Google

Tomorrow in my religion and sci-fi class one topic we’ll be talking about is science fiction connected with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The most famous example is probably the original Battlestar Galactica (with Orson Scott Card a close second).

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As I noticed the comment of the person who shared the video above (from the episode “War of the Gods”), I realized that a young person today would watch it and wonder why the crew of the Galactica didn’t just “Google” the name Iblis…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09258076638127927788 JD Walters

    Dr. McGrath,I know it's not relevant to this post, but in light of your recent exchange with Neil Godfrey about Jesus-mythicism I think you'll find the following post interesting:http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2010/02/is-neil-godfrey-right-about-how.htmlIn my view it deserves greater exposure than we can offer on our own blog, so if you would feature it and invite people to comment I'd appreciate it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17407216819056323566 Scott Bailey

    Wow. Usually I'm the one who has to apologize for putting a video that is a steaming pile of crap, but this time it's you.That was horrible, just horrible.I just… wow. That was bad.First it was "How He Loves You" and now this… I might have to get you back somehow!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Scott, you can actually watch the whole two-part episode on Hulu. Unfortunately embedding is disabled.JD, thank you for sharing that link – I'm just not sure why you shared it on this unrelated post rather than any of the many recent posts on that subject!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09258076638127927788 JD Walters

    I just assumed that if I posted it on one of the previous posts you might not check the comments section there after a while…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    No, blog owners are notified about comments even on earlier posts. And the topic has had ongoing discussion.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17407216819056323566 Scott Bailey

    Dost thou tempteth me to observe more? Get behind me Satan! Thank God we don't get Hulu in Canada…


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