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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Extremophile Microbe Loves Space Rocks
re: F.E. Hardart
(11/29/2019)

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re: Various
(11/27/2019)

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re: Jules Verne
(11/25/2019)

Space Domes Over-rated? Science Fiction Authors Have Answers
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/23/2019)

Injectable Magnetic Fluid Slows Bleeding, Aids Magneto
re: Various
(11/21/2019)

Autonomous Wheelchairs Improve Airport Mobility
re: David H. Keller
(11/19/2019)

HVSD, Kitty Hawk's Electric Plane
re: John W. Campbell
(11/17/2019)

Frictionless Toilet Could Save 140 Billion Liters Of Water
re: Niven and Pournelle
(11/15/2019)

Viisights AI Hones Video Surveillance
re: Pournelle and Niven
(11/13/2019)

Cybertruck The Solar-Powered Steel Tortoise
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/11/2019)

Road Noise Charges Electric Cars With Peugeot Piezoelectric Billboard
re: Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
(11/9/2019)

Unsinkable Metal Latest Gates Obsession
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(11/7/2019)

M-Blocks 2.0 Self-Assembling Robots
re: Abraham Merritt
(11/5/2019)

NASA 'Broomstick' Recalls SciFi Ideas
re: Robert Heinlein
(11/3/2019)

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