I’ve talked in the past about how science fiction about parallel universes (which may or may not turn out to be science fact) turns out to offer a similar comfort to Abrahamic religious beliefs about an afterlife. The cartoon above from “People in White Coats” suggests that science fiction can offer an alternative to the traditional fear of judgment as motivation to moral behavior. What if we lived and spoke as though anything we say and do might one day be used to judge our planet and its worthiness to continue existing?
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