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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Biggest HiSeas 'Mars Mission' Problem? No Internet
re: Harry Gore Bishop
(9/16/2017)

Clever Electric Truck Generates More Power Than It Uses
re: Poul Anderson
(9/14/2017)

Eden-ISS, Greenhouse In Antarctica
re: Barbara Hambly
(9/12/2017)

Make Space Tools On The Spot (Like Moties)
re: Niven and Pournelle
(9/10/2017)

Will Robots Be Moral If We Raise Them Like Our Children?
re: Henry Slesar
(9/8/2017)

Foldable Galaxy Phones, I Swear They're Coming (Maybe)
re: Larry Niven
(9/6/2017)

Bacteria Behave Differently In Space
re: Bruce Sterling
(9/4/2017)

Brain Connected To Internet - ‘Brainternet'
re: Gene Roddenberry
(9/2/2017)

Artificial Spider Silk
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/22/2017)

MIT Tunes Ions For Frictionless Surface - Superlubricity!
re: L. Sprague de Camp
(8/21/2017)

Seiko Astron Always Knows Your Time Zone
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/20/2017)

Robot Buddhist Priest Chants, Drums
re: James Blish
(8/19/2017)

Koniku Kore, Mouse Brain-Based Chip, Detects Explosives
re: Cordwainer Smith
(8/18/2017)

CNH Industrial Autonomous Tractor Concept Video
re: Larry Niven
(8/17/2017)

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