Sci-Fi Shorts

A few things of interest. The Lead asked whether robots could ever replace clergy. It’s science fiction now, but will it always be?

Some Turks took offense at what they perceived to be a patterning of a LEGO version of Jabba the Hutt’s palace on the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (not Constantinople). It was, they suggested, an insult aimed at Islam, even though the Hagia Sophia’s origin is as a church.

Here’s a mash-up imagining what the trailer for the original Star Wars movies might have looked and sounded like if J. J. Abrams had made them. I don’t buy it. I didn’t see a single lens flare! But it is still worth looking at.



"Come on now, it was a well-placed cite."

Earl Doherty as Christian Reformer
"You are free to believe that miracles are possible if you wish, but historians must ..."

Richard Carrier as False Prophet
"Christian claims are not what we are discussing here. We are discussing historical matters, many ..."

Richard Carrier as False Prophet

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