Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
Not to infect yet another thread, but BSG is *not* SciFi ... it is Theology 101 disguised as SciFi.
I kept thinking about your post as it relates to the term "Native American creation myths" used on the most recent episode of WH13. Battlestar Galactica probably would not have proven so popular had they come right out and called it "sci-fi looks at the Judeo-Christian creation myth," but BSG's take on polytheism, monotheism and creationism is similar to what's implied in the WH13 comments about Native American "creation myths."
Disclaimer: I'm making no judgments about Judaism, Christianity, religion, science or art. I'm not claiming that the creators of BSG are anti-Jew or anti-Christian, nor that the makers of WH13 are anti-Native American. As a person of faith and a sci-fi fan, I simply find the concepts sociologically interesting, and, incidentally, altogether appropriate as subject matter for science fiction.
Too bad I feel as though my disclaimer needs to be as long as my original post on the topic.