"As the human race moves into adolescence and adulthood, it can no longer afford to guide its affairs via those simple myths. Our human ancestors thought long and hard on who and what they were and came up with the best explanations they could make. The frightening thing is that we -- almost at the end of the 20th century, entering the space age, becoming a society based on knowledge -- are still hanging onto those explanations, which date back to our Stone Age. I think we need a more fruitful way to analyze these questions. We need exciting philosophical thought. I don't dislike religion, but I am in considerable fear of what today's brand can lead to."
- Gene Roddenberry (1921 - 1991)