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When worlds collide

When Worlds Collide is a fantastic 1951 sci-fi film. A star, Bellus, hurtles towards Earth, threatening its very existence. Philanthropists build a rocket to save a small group of humans, a modern-day Noah’s ark that will travel to a new planet, Zyra, to ensure humanity survives.

In my work, looking at creationism and evolution, I’m frequently reminded of this film, not because of the metaphor of the ark but more the metaphor of worlds colliding, leading to the destruction of one and the belief or faith that another utopia exists elsewhere.

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