On a new episode of ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with science historian Michael Keas on myths of science and religion, based on Professor Keas’s new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion.
This time the myth comes not from the past but the future. That is, it’s the supposedly scientific belief that ET is coming, and when it comes, ET will look just like a god to us. It will replace earthly religion with an advanced, more ethical alternative, and we will finally achieve enlightenment. It’s just as much a myth as any other, yet it is shaping people’s worldviews nonetheless.