Observations

  I have never understood the odd notion held by both believers and unbelievers that somehow the imagined discovery of life on other planets would be antagonistic to religious belief, as no religion I know of holds that life must exist on earth alone. I chalk that claim up to ignorance.

 I do think however think that the lack of life on other planets is dispositive evidence against the idea that life arises through ordinary chemical means, a common claim of materialists. And as not a single shred of substantive evidence has been found to date that life exists elsewhere (other than some wishful scientific thinking), the materialist claim is considerably weakened by this lack.

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One Response to Observations

  1. Bettawrekonize says:

    “I have never understood the odd notion held by both believers and unbelievers that somehow the imagined discovery of life on other planets would be antagonistic to religious belief, as no religion I know of holds that life must exist on earth alone. I chalk that claim up to ignorance.”

    Actually, when the existence of other planets were first discovered (well, it took a short wile after, at least according to what I saw on the History channel), a lot of Christians and theologians alike have long contested that there would be life on other planets as a sign of God’s benevolence. They contested that the universe would be chalk full of life.

    To me it doesn’t make a difference, the Bible doesn’t seem to specify whether or not life exists outside of earth either way. But to say that Christianity is somehow or was somehow traditionally against the idea of life existing outside of earth (or even that intelligent design is) I would say is false.

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