We tend to think of science fiction, modern science (scientism), and religion as three distinct subjects, with minimal connection amongst them. When we consider them philosophically, however, a radically different perspective begins to take shape, as the underlying presuppositions of all three converge. Considering the weaponization of culture under establishment rubrics of full spectrum dominance, all three are crucial cultural drivers that disseminate a prepackaged worldview to consumers. Whether we consider what’s purveyed to Isaac Asimov fans, militant disciples of Richard Dawkins or the followers of L. Ron Hubbard, all three categories have tremendous power to shape, mold and convert the perspectives of their flocks towards a certain desired end. The end goal for this triad in our age of transition is an ultimate into a singular monoculture globo-worldview, one that will function as a kind of new religious mythology.
From the earliest days of what we know as “science fiction,” as conveyed by figures like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, the notion of “science” as being the means by which man may project his imagination into the future was seen to be a useful tool of statecraft. Particularly with Wells, we can see a figure whose stated goals of Fabian socialism would seep into many of his more notable works with beaming effulgence. Wells supposedly sought the eradication of the speculative monetary system (the close of Outlines of History), and through fantasy he foretold a bright era of technological utopianism where reason would be crowned king. In books like The Time Machine, notions of eugenics play a central role in conditioning the coming aeons for the rise of the vulgar class, to be controlled and managed by the technocratic control grid.
In stories such as War of the Worlds, the alien invasion myth exploded, with even many of the academic class subscribing to the notion of civilizations that inhabited Mars or other solar systems. Hollywood soon jumped on board, and after Orson Welles’ famous broadcast, there would issue a nonstop flow of all things alien, UFO and galactic, as new luminaries like Burroughs, Nolan, Heinlein, Herbert, Asimov, Clarke and many more would chip in to produce classics in both print and screen incarnations. From the vantage point of propaganda, the state found the alien mythos to be quite a useful tool, piling on more and more external invasion “threats” as the fascinated masses consumed ever more. By the 70s and 80s, following the ostensible Apollo 11 Mission, Close Encounters, the Star Wars Trilogy and E.T. had crystallized the alien myth in the minds of the public as fact, far more than any scientists’ claims of Panspermia.
It is precisely with Panspermia that we see the infusion of the alien mythos into so-called empirical science, accompanied by an absurdity made manifest by definition – no one has observed Panspermia, it is simply a theory – and a sci-fi theory, at that. Indeed, any film buff will tell you there is no foreseeable end to Hollywood’s alien mythology. Yet there’s another “alien” story that is also crammed down our throats, one arising roughly contemporaneously with science fiction, and that is Darwinism. Purporting to be a strictly “natural” explanation of the “origins” of life and species adaptation (“change over time”), the more one delves into the ideological origins of Darwinian theory, the clearer it is seen to be linked with British Freemasonry and ancient mythology. Less and less does it appear to be “scientific,” and more and more does it resemble another Wells tale. Having been redefined and elastically stretched to encompass everything from floor polish to toenails, literally all creation is purported to be “proof” of evolution. Despite no transition fossils (and we should be swimming in endless piles of the billions of dead transition creaturely remains), Darwinism is the dominant vulgar religious perspective of our day, with all reality coming under its aegis as a product of endless material flux and chaos.
Concurrent with this grand narrative explanation is the other tale of wonder – that offered by science fiction. Thus, while Darwinism looks to the past, science fiction is distinctly future-oriented. Quite often the two meld together and are linked, especially in the alien mythos. The explanation for the “obviously rational” and “highly likely” existence of extraterrestrial entities in some form lies in the aeons of Darwinism. Why, it’s simply obvious that the 4.5 billion years the solar system took to “form” (an unsubstantiated, non-empirical presupposition) would surely give rise to the birth of “life” on Zeta Reticuli, and since we’re speaking of billions of years, it’s likely they “evolved” to be far more advanced than us humans. Not only that, but they probably “seeded” us here on terra firma. Pause for a moment and consider how that sounds just like science fiction! However, let us recall our opponents’ definition of “science” – observable “facts” to support or negate a theory. In other words, these are the creative speculations of men, in much the same way Bobba Fett and Mork are the products of Tinseltown fantasy. They’re not real, as is the postulation that primordial muck was struck by lightning and gave birth to determined amoebas and fish and whales. Much like science fiction, men fashion themselves surrogate myths, rather like a child donning his Superman costume and leaping off the couch into the great beyond.
We see a window into this process of melding a new pseudo-religion in examples of UFO cults like the Raelians or Scientology. Both purport to be in perfect harmony with science and critical of the present systems of petty government corruption, contemporary echo of Wells’ complaints in Outlines of History. Both project glorious futures of utopian progress through various pseudo-scientific and scientistic means, as man can achieve self-salvation through some rigorous process of bizarre doctrinal adherence. And both maintain a strict regimen of belief for followers – cult figures shall not be challenged, since the cult has the monopoly on truth and the answers to pretty much any issue that might arise. Should they not, have faith, for an answer will surely be delivered by the high priesthood. Sci-fi cults thus operate in the exact same fashion as the sci-fi cult of Darwinism, where dissent results in ostracism, unemployment, mockery and harassment.
Despite the genocidal totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century basing their principles on Darwinism, reason and science, resulting in the murder of millions, faith in the cult of the sci-fi Darwinian state of the future continues. You can buy microwaves and iPhones – and those are proof of evolution. Oh, you weren’t aware? What are you, a slack-jawed Ozark Mountain dweller? You didn’t know iPhones prove Darwinism? I can hear the Deliverance banjo theme playing right about now!
Of course, technological progress has absolutely no necessary connection to a wild biological theory of origins, but that never ceases to be submitted as a “proof” of a ridiculous model. One thing cult members lack is critical thinking and objectivity, and if the Darwinian science-fiction space opera that is to be our coming religion boasts anything, it’s an army of followers who bloviate about reason while not possessing the foggiest idea that reason operates on immaterial, invariant principles that belong to the domain of metaphysics.
Once Darwin and the empiricists supposed they had banished metaphysics to the great nothingness, the past was assumed to be “explained” on “natural” grounds. But the future still needed hope, something for ever-deluded mass man to project into the stars (after all, we are all “stars” according to Krauss and Crowley), and the psy-op scions of science fiction deliver. To play with reality and rewrite it – as only a god could do – is the function of our new saints, St. Darwin and St. Wells, prophets and sages of the new dawn heralding man’s extermination, as Holy Father Bertrand Russell lovingly prayed, with the aid of the space-brother elites intent on bringing us to Childhood’s End. It’s just science.