Alien Visitations, Star Trek, and Science

Science fiction encompasses a wide range of topics, some with very little science, others use a great deal. Many stories have been made that were given different locations and times that could easily have been transplanted Westerns and so forth; it is versatile.

Partaking in science fiction requires a substantial amount of the suspension of disbelief (accepting unlikely or impossible things so a story can be enjoyed). Some science fiction makes up principles or inventions on the fly, but others try to use real or plausible science in their stories. It is also a format for speculation on morality and ethics.

Warp Speed, Pixabay / Samkh
Star Trek required suspending disbelief quite a bit, but much of their science fiction was just plausible enough. It was also hardcore atheistic and evolutionary propaganda, as I discussed in "Straw Man Trek."

"Yeah, Cowboy Bob! Why are we talking about science fiction and Star Trek?"

Science fiction helps people become more inquisitive. In the Star Trek franchise as well as Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, answers are found to various problems using science. The two mentioned here are infested with alien life forms, many of which are older and wiser than humans because of presumed Big Bang deep time. There is no room for creation and the Creator in their stories.

By the way, Doctor Who promotes evolution and the Big Bang. The Doctor belongs to the "oldest race" who became known as the Time Lords.

Interstellar travel is pretty much commonplace, as is trading, war, science, and all that good stuff. In the real world, people believe that extraterrestrials exist and even communicate with humans. Or is that in their world, since scientists wonder why aliens are conspicuously absent? At any rate, Star Trek showcases fantastic methods of travel. Couldn't ancient, wise aliens be doing the same thing? Well...

Life on other worlds has long been a popular staple of science fiction. CMI has long documented that it really is fiction—contradicting both the biblical worldview (see ET needed evolution) and real science. We often receive comments that because one does not know what technologies may be developed in the future, we should not say that faster than light travel will be impossible, But we take this stand because of what we do know about the physical laws of the universe.

One issue is the intractable problems of interstellar flights, including impossible energy requirements and g-forces so strong they would crush all passengers. This article will demonstrate these problems with a specific example from a very popular science fiction series.

To read the rest, blast off for "Science Fiction of Star Trek." Also of interest is "Did life come from outer space?"