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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Las Vegas Humans Ready To Strike Over Robots
re: John Twelve Hawks
(6/19/2018)

You'll Regrow That Limb, One Day
re: Frank Herbert
(6/18/2018)

Elon Musk Seeks To Create 1941 Heinlein Speedster
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/16/2018)

Somnox Sleep Robot - Your Sleepytime Cuddlebot
re: Larry Niven
(6/14/2018)

Real-Life Macau or Ghost In The Shell
re: Masamune Shirow
(6/12/2018)

Has Climate Change Already Been Solved By Aliens?
re: Larry Niven
(6/10/2018)

First 3D Printed Human Corneas From Stem Cells
re: Larry Niven
(6/9/2018)

VirtualHome: Teaching Robots To Do Chores Around The House
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/7/2018)

Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) Workshop
re: Jules Verne
(6/5/2018)

Nanorobots Roam Your Bloodstream, Cleaning It
re: Isaac Asimov
(6/3/2018)

Galini 3D Printed Sleeping Pod Tiny Houses
re: Clifford Simak
(6/1/2018)

MIT Boffins Create Psychopath AI On Purpose
re: Roger Zelazny
(5/29/2018)

Skin Electronics 3D Printed
re: Paul Di Filippo
(5/27/2018)

Artificial Sensory Neurons For Prosthetics, Robots
re: Roger Zelazny
(5/25/2018)

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