Science vs Religion on Bajor.
Deep Space Nine did an excellent job of balancing two very different—yet intertwined—ways of viewing the world. People often come down on the extreme sides of world views based on either religion or science. While the two certainly seem diametrically opposed on the surface, there are similarities. In this episode of The Orb, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing use the season one finale “In the Hands of the Prophets” as the basis for a discussion of science, religion, and the need for moderate views and understanding. We explore the faceoff between Keiko O’Brien and Vedek Winn, Bareil’s tempering hand, and the unlikely voice of reason: a Starfleet commander named Benjamin Sisko.