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Both science and science-fiction have indelibly affected our experience of the World. The classic views of science were based on, almost entirely, visual and other sensory observations of the obvious Natural phenomena; forms, motion and some later subtle studies of electromagnetic properties of iron, as well as the discovery of the medium of electricity.

As for science fiction, it is said on the internet searches, that ancient myths, like The Epic of Gilgamesh, were in the classification of "science" fiction; though I look to the more recent evidences of such notions.

The earliest modern science fiction is said to be the story of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelly in 1818. Obviously, Jules Verne comes to mind as an early author of science fiction. Yet, Wikipedia claims that the ancient Hindu collection of stories include flying machines and even a feature of time travel; the difference of time between the time spent in a spacecraft of the Gods and the slower time of the Earth, from the book "Mahabharata".

The Greek, Aristophanes, has several voyages of space travel (actually "air" travel), to other worlds. Even the Bible has fantastic voyages and episodes of departures of key figures into the "Heavens". Lucian's satire "True History" has outer space and alien lifeforms introduced into the, then, current culture. It is suggested that this book is the earliest version of the SciFi genre. Some, like Bryan Reardon, says that there is no "science" in Lucian's story.

The point I'm making is that SciFi is the ultimate output of fantastic tales that often influence the culture in which it is found. Today, we have 100's of SciFi notions of just about every conceivable nature of fictional tales anout plausible "science" oriented depictions.

It is this plethora of a cornucopia of newest ideas that encompass the modern world. There is so much SciFi that some fictional documents have elements of SciFi in it's context. Even some supposedly "everyday" fictional literature may also include special events that border on SciFi ground. Missing time, abductions, disappearances, freak accidents, strange phenomena, lost places (or civilizations or some discoveries of maps and artifacts) are commonplace story lines.

There is so much science fiction that I dare say that the common human imagination includes just about ANY peculiar attribute that contains a SciFi element. It is amazing where the current mind of Humanity is going to. "The sky is the limit", which also implies that even more SciFi is coming to us all. This phenomenon is a precursor to, perhaps, another "field of dreams". Our culture is propelling us to explore much more about our Universe. We have become so accustomed to SciFi that it seems like "everyday" life to us.

It is a grand play of human imagination and no avenue of thought is denied.

So it is a possible precursor to greater civilization yet to come. That's the only assessment of the SciFi influence upon the world at large. Humanity is stretching It's imagination muscles in this time in history. What else could it mean?

Mind and matter are eternally the same

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Scientific Thought-Realities.... 1285 Itatw70s 18-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 184 Susan Doris 19-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 182 drrayeye 19-Nov-18 07:36
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 154 Susan Doris 19-Nov-18 08:14
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 175 Itatw70s 19-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 167 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 00:27
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 159 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 06:42
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 157 greengirl5 20-Nov-18 11:47
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 155 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 12:31
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 155 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 15:07
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 149 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 15:23
Science vs. Science Fiction 163 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 15:48
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 157 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 16:20
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 146 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 16:44
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 158 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 16:57
Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 153 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 17:36
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 148 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 17:54
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 159 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 18:05
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 154 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 18:31
It's science fiction merging with science 158 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 19:21
Re: It's science fiction merging with science 153 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 23:02
Re: It's science fiction merging with science 161 Susan Doris 21-Nov-18 15:43
From "lost" to "hopeless" 147 drrayeye 21-Nov-18 16:39
Re: From "lost" to "hopeless" 156 Susan Doris 21-Nov-18 17:33
Re: From "lost" to "hopeless" 149 drrayeye 21-Nov-18 17:58
Hpeless when you can neither see nor hear? 171 greengirl5 22-Nov-18 00:16
Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 158 Itatw70s 22-Nov-18 01:42
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 161 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 06:00
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 144 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 07:33
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 154 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 07:50
You're still missing the point 152 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 11:14
Re: You're still missing the point 157 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 13:40
Re: You're still missing the point 157 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 14:33
Re: You're still missing the point 153 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 16:03
Re: Hpeless when you can neither see nor hear? 156 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 06:08
Watch it yourself 162 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 07:34
Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 165 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 15:12
"The present moment used to be the unimaginable future".... 179 Itatw70s 22-Nov-18 20:33
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 154 greengirl5 22-Nov-18 21:19
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 152 Itatw70s 23-Nov-18 00:42
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 151 greengirl5 23-Nov-18 20:54
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 153 Itatw70s 23-Nov-18 23:04
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 142 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 07:20
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 154 Susan Doris 28-Nov-18 11:19
Thanksgiving was a week ago!!!! 148 Itatw70s 28-Nov-18 12:48
No God-fearing! 164 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 21:23
Re: No God-fearing! 149 Itatw70s 29-Nov-18 00:07
Past and future Inner Space posts 151 drrayeye 28-Nov-18 21:06
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 152 Enigcom 28-Nov-18 22:48
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 145 Susan Doris 04-Dec-18 06:10
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 146 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 07:09
Still waiting for your reply to my post on quantum science. 156 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 21:27
Re: No God-fearing! 149 Itatw70s 29-Nov-18 00:14
Re: No God-fearing! 151 greengirl5 29-Nov-18 01:07
Re: No God-fearing! 157 Naveen 29-Nov-18 22:10
Re: No God-fearing! 151 Itatw70s 30-Nov-18 18:37
Nothing gained by fearing 163 greengirl5 30-Nov-18 20:43
Re: Nothing gained by fearing 154 Itatw70s 30-Nov-18 23:40
Re: No God-fearing! 259 Susan Doris 10-Dec-18 18:31


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