Aug 18 2016
Author: Cynthia A. Silk
The problem with science fiction is that it limits the reader’s imagination and ability to think outside the box. It is even more limiting when the viewer sees someone else’s preconceived ideas of the future projected on a movie screen. The reason for including a chapter on science fiction on this website is because of our angels’ frustration with the way the Universe and its inhabitants are frequently portrayed. The fact that there have been very few ‘true to life’ stories told about extraterrestrials and space travel in the last sixty years shows how little we know about life beyond our planet. The good news is that there have been a handful of movies made that feature certain elements that come close to reality.
In ‘Star Trek’ some of the technology used to portray space travel was accurate. For instance the scenes showing crew members being teleported from their starship to various planets was actually a method of transportation once used in the Universe. In ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ the same image was sent telepathically to multiple individuals by extraterrestrials. Telepathy is a form of communication used throughout the Universe today.
The integral part of science fiction today is based on a thought process that is based on fear frequently showing extraterrestrials in a negative light. This is very sad because the truth is that extraterrestrials are actually helping the Universe evolve and mean us no harm. Another problem with science fiction is the assumption that Earth is the only planet of its kind however this cannot be further from the truth.
The Universe is filled with planets of all sizes some of which are over four hundred times larger than ours. While this is hard to imagine it is true. Not only are there larger planets, but there are many very similar to our own complete with oceans, mountains, rivers, flora, fauna and wildlife. The best part of the Universe has yet to be discovered and when it is we will see that it is a magnificent place where life and nature flourish in perfect harmony.
The interesting thing about the Universe is that it is constantly evolving. This means that there are significant changes in its content and that there is far more for us to explore than we realize. Not only is it evolving it is expanding in ways unimaginable. This amazing process is one of such magnitude and complexity that our scientists will have great difficulty understanding it.
The ideal portrayal of the Universe would be one of wonder and enlightenment. We are a curious people and this gives me hope that some day in the not too distant future we will see movies made about other humans from different solar systems in a manner which encourages us to learn more about them.
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