Engineering Terrorism, Engineering Fundamentalism

There was an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education recently about the disproportionate number of engineers among the ranks of terrorists. This is not a new observation – articles on this subject, I learned, have appeared over the years, in Slate, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy. But as Greg Laden also pointed out, there is a new book [Read More…]

Engineers vs. Philosophers

My religion and science fiction class will be discussing clones next time. If this SMBC comic is anything to go by, it shouldn't take too long…   [Read more…]

Mad Engineers

A friend shared this cartoon on Facebook. Given the importance of the caricature of the mad scientist in a lot of science fiction, often used to warn of the dangers of scientists “playing God,” the cartoon usefully highlights that the caricature does not fit well with the description of the individuals as scientists. Some fit, [Read More…]

Scotty in Hell

I am sure I must have seen this before at some point, but having come across it I felt it was worth sharing. It certainly fits one of the themes of this blog – the intersection of religion and science fiction! [Read more…]