Doctor Who: The Mutants

Doctor Who has a long history of exploring postcolonial realities, for which of course science fiction provides natural opportunities. “The Mutants” is just one of many episodes that fits into this category. But this one is particularly interesting to consider against the backdrop of Doctor Who’s British context and as a product of a British [Read More…]

Biblical Literalism and Science are an Explosive Mix

The following cartoon was shared today by Unreasonable Faith and then by Scotteriology (with a twist): Far worse than combining Biblical literalism with science is combining religious faith with scientific ignorance, as in the example below from Facebook which came via P. Z. Myers: For an impressive example of the sun’s power on display today, [Read More…]