Analogy with Genesis
2001 and 2010 seem to be two creation stories, like Genesis 1 and 2. They end with Europa as the Forbidden Fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden. In 2061, humans landed on Europa, touching the Forbidden Fruit. Next should be a Flood story, and in 3001, right on schedule, humanity faces the judgment of a higher power and barely survives. And we have a hint that a Tower of Babel story should come next, just like in Genesis, with the four tall towers on Earth and Anglish as the one world language. Clarke may have been creeped out by religion, but his parallel with Genesis is clear.
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