A Case of Conscience by James Blish:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This is a wonderful book; first published in 1959 and a winner of science fiction's Hugo award. It is both a fast-paced adventure story and a very thoughtful look at human values and ethics. Religious values are also explored, by looking at the creatures of the planet Lithia who appear to be moral creatures, though lacking belief in god. It is this very question that underlies our country's separation between church and state's; if you do not believe that it is possible to be moral without religion, how can you separate the state from religion? Select an invention:

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IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
re: Stanislaw Lem
(4/6/2018)

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2018)

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
re: Italo Calvino
(4/4/2018)

Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
re: James Hogan
(4/3/2018)

Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
re: Theodore Sturgeon
(4/2/2018)

Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
re: Various
(4/1/2018)

Self-Driving Car Ticketed
re: Various
(3/30/2018)

Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(3/28/2018)

Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
re: John Varley
(3/26/2018)

Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
re: Various
(3/24/2018)

EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
re: Keith Laumer
(3/22/2018)

Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
re: Clifford Simak
(3/20/2018)

New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/18/2018)

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
re: Isaac Asimov
(3/17/2018)

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