Reflections on philosophy, science, religion, art and other stuff that matters to me, by Helen De Cruz
As a philosopher of religion and SFF fan, I am always interested in depictions of religion in science fiction and fantasy, particularly because–through the lens of the fantastic–these depictions indirectly shed light on what it means to be religious, and what it means to have faith.
William Clifford’s claim we should base our beliefs on evidence is pertinent today. “that duty is to guard ourselves from such [false] beliefs as from pestilence, which may shortly master our own body and then spread to the rest of the town.”
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