Are Scifi Writers better prophets than religious books?

This is for fun mostly. Jules Vern and HG Wells made many very accurate "assumptions" about the future. Preferably without looking at messianic prophecies, or other self referential ones in other religions, who has a better track record? (feel free to include other prophets as well).


No disrespect intended!

Update 2:

Oh man... I totally forgot about Hubbard!

No, the case stands. Verne made "fairly accurate" predictions. Hubbard made up a religion.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Well Gene Roddenberry was under investigation with the government because they thought he had stolen military secrets for some of his gadgets in Star Trek

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  • 4 years ago

    Definately try the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It focuses mostly on scifi, etc., but it's really humorous and Colfer, like, knows how to level out the irony so well. Anyone can read it because the main characters are so different and distinctive that everyone can relate or become interested in at least a few.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You don't know the obvious connection between religion and science fiction, etc...

    That prophets were always UFO contactees - first, they were contacted by telepathy, and then told to go to an isolated spot for physical contact, like on a mountain top or in the desert...

    That angels came from 'heaven' the night sky - and the same for 'God' - meaning these were ETs, as such.

    That the star of Bethlehem was a UFO - how else could a 'star' lead men on the ground to a specific location on earth, unless it was an object hovering in the sky - above the earth. Stars cannot of course, lead people to anywhere - remaining stationary as such.

    Of course, there is much, much information about all this. (English Discussion Forum) use the search engine there...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unfortunately, you've just made the case for L. Ron Hubbard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sorry, unable to give a good answer.

    Thanks for sharing religious questions but there's a problem.

    My answers are rejected and returned marked "refused". Maybe, Just maybe this one will get through. Joe Hicswa - Passaic, N.J.

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  • mel
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Interesting question. I think you are trying to compare religious issues with science issues. What was considered science fiction years and years ago in some instances is now science.

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  • Vishal
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Great... Now we're going to have people taking "The Time Machine" as an end times prediction...

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