10 Greatest Spiritual Characters in Science Fiction

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Palmer Joss - "Contact" (1997)

10 Greatest Spiritual Characters in Science Fiction

Carl Sagan may have been an atheist, but it was in his nature as a scientist to never cease asking questions. As a counterpoint to Sagan's staunchly nonreligious alter-ego, Ellie Arroway, Palmer took a stand for God, and Ellie's attraction and loyalty to him forced her to scrutinize her own take on God and religiosity in spite of her commitment to science and empirical evidence.


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