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Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and Taoism?

Can anyone explain their relationship?


  1. I don’t see a strong Taoist influence in BG or ST, but in Star Wars I think there is a strong Taoist link. All things are connected by the Tao, and one goal of Taoism is to be in harmony with the Tao. Harnessing the power of the Tao enables one to do more, and be more effective- sound a bit like the Force?

  2. I’m not familiar with Battlestar Galactica, but Trek indirectly discusses many philosophies and belief systems, usually by means of metaphor. I daresay that there are more than a few dissertations that could come out of Trek episodes (and possibly already have). I myself took an entire course in college on science fiction and philosophy; the wedding of the two has been going on for MANY years.


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