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A Critique of H.G. Wells

In Culture, General Interest, History, Science on September 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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H.G. Wells, photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

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Today marks an anniversary in the life of the most influential science fiction writer of the 19th century: H.G. Wells–born this day in 1866. His more well-known books include: The Time Machine (1895), War of the Worlds (1898) and the Invisible Man (1897).

Besides his fictional works, he was also a very important writer on popular scientific issues of his day; like his 9 book, 3-volume series with Thomas Huxley entitled: The Science of Life (1929-1930).

His writings continue to be influential today, but what is the true legacy of this compelling author?  This report with Doug Phillips, President and Founder of Vision Forum Ministries, and Dr. Jerry Bergman, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toledo Medical School in Ohio, takes a closer look at this question.

Click the link to read Dr. Bergman’s article: H.G. Wells: Darwin’s Disciple and Eugenicist Extraordinaire (as published in TJ, 2004).

Click the link to read a brief biographical sketch on H.G. Wells by Doug Phillips from the website of Vision Forum’s upcoming film: Mysterious Island.

EXTRAS:

I asked Doug Phillips about his vision for Science Fiction. Click here to listen to his answer:

Vision Forum has produced a wonderful resource on this topic entitled: Christianity and Science Fiction: Reclaiming the Genre for Christ. It is available through their website.

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  1. Is there a way to download this program? Is there a podcast?

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