Philosopher James Croft happens to think that absent background knowledge, “Aliens!” would be a weakly justified hypothesis.
The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe.
Recently I was asked by several people whether I had ever responded to an old review of my book Darwin’s Black Box.
Keas describes the surprisingly religious role played by much atheistic science fiction. The discussion includes 2001: A Space Odyssey and H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.