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To be fair, the Star Trek and Phil Dick stuff wasn't really meant to be serious... --Kels 12:15, 24 July 2007 (CDT)

Dunno ... they both reflect popular culture. Keepthe faith 12:23, 24 July 2007 (CDT)

Mmm, sort of. Most of the use of aliens-as-ancient-gods in SF is McGuffin material at best, although for folks like Dick it's more of a rhetorical device. I doubt either (or their contemporaries) were done with much intent to put forward a serious theory, any more than the myriad spaceship-crash-survivors-named-Adam-and-Eve are. --Kels 12:43, 24 July 2007 (CDT)