Aliens Are My Brother

May 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm | Posted in Science, Space, Strange | 3 Comments

So says Father Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory. The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates.

…the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.

Times they are a changing. The article from the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm

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  1. I hope times are a changing… what is it about a religious-centered life that people find so appealing? Versus a human centered life where our primary concern is for our fellow man and our humble planet??

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  2. I would say people seek answers to the uncertainties of life and religions offer a set of answers. All of them are founded around someone who found deeper truths. But most have become focused on secondary details. Many philosophies have become largely intellectual exercises and positioning. To me the key is in understanding who we are as individuals and as a people.

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  3. An article by Miceal Ledwith on this announcement and the potential consequences of recognizing extraterrestrial life for religion.
    http://www.bleepingherald.com/aug2008/miceal

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