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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?

Uncreated and Uncreatable...
Which neither space nor time touches.

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Scientific Thought-Realities.... 1015 Itatw70s 18-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 105 Susan Doris 19-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 105 drrayeye 19-Nov-18 07:36
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 87 Susan Doris 19-Nov-18 08:14
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 94 Itatw70s 19-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 92 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 00:27
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 91 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 06:42
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 82 greengirl5 20-Nov-18 11:47
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 83 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 12:31
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 80 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 15:07
Re: Scientific Thought-Realities.... 78 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 15:23
Science vs. Science Fiction 90 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 15:48
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 82 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 16:20
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 77 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 16:44
Re: Science vs. Science Fiction 85 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 16:57
Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 84 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 17:36
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 82 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 17:54
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 89 Susan Doris 20-Nov-18 18:05
Re: Susan vs. modern scientific thinking 85 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 18:31
It's science fiction merging with science 86 drrayeye 20-Nov-18 19:21
Re: It's science fiction merging with science 87 Itatw70s 20-Nov-18 23:02
Re: It's science fiction merging with science 87 Susan Doris 21-Nov-18 15:43
From "lost" to "hopeless" 79 drrayeye 21-Nov-18 16:39
Re: From "lost" to "hopeless" 81 Susan Doris 21-Nov-18 17:33
Re: From "lost" to "hopeless" 82 drrayeye 21-Nov-18 17:58
Hpeless when you can neither see nor hear? 87 greengirl5 22-Nov-18 00:16
Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 80 Itatw70s 22-Nov-18 01:42
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 79 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 06:00
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 77 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 07:33
Re: Susan: "The Future of Life" review.... 81 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 07:50
You're still missing the point 78 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 11:14
Re: You're still missing the point 81 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 13:40
Re: You're still missing the point 81 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 14:33
Re: You're still missing the point 81 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 16:03
Re: Hpeless when you can neither see nor hear? 87 Susan Doris 22-Nov-18 06:08
Watch it yourself 85 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 07:34
Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 80 drrayeye 22-Nov-18 15:12
"The present moment used to be the unimaginable future".... 80 Itatw70s 22-Nov-18 20:33
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 78 greengirl5 22-Nov-18 21:19
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 78 Itatw70s 23-Nov-18 00:42
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 78 greengirl5 23-Nov-18 20:54
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 82 Itatw70s 23-Nov-18 23:04
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 73 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 07:20
Re: Happy Thanksgiving, Tom, Susan, Gerda 85 Susan Doris 28-Nov-18 11:19
Thanksgiving was a week ago!!!! 79 Itatw70s 28-Nov-18 12:48
No God-fearing! 77 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 21:23
Re: No God-fearing! 75 Itatw70s 29-Nov-18 00:07
Past and future Inner Space posts 80 drrayeye 28-Nov-18 21:06
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 77 Enigcom 28-Nov-18 22:48
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 75 Susan Doris 04-Dec-18 06:10
Re: Past and future Inner Space posts 75 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 07:09
Still waiting for your reply to my post on quantum science. 81 greengirl5 28-Nov-18 21:27
Re: No God-fearing! 73 Itatw70s 29-Nov-18 00:14
Re: No God-fearing! 79 greengirl5 29-Nov-18 01:07
Re: No God-fearing! 79 Naveen 29-Nov-18 22:10
Re: No God-fearing! 77 Itatw70s 30-Nov-18 18:37
Nothing gained by fearing 80 greengirl5 30-Nov-18 20:43
Re: Nothing gained by fearing 85 Itatw70s 30-Nov-18 23:40
Re: No God-fearing! 100 Susan Doris 10-Dec-18 18:31


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