Wednesday, June 27, 2012
what if, again?
this is an excellent article in which a couple seti (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) researchers comment on exactly the question I've written on previously. their takeaway: because humans haven't been at the center of existence for a while, most religious would simply take it in stride and continue. I'd like to believe that. unfortunately, that presupposes a willingness to adapt to circumstances that isn't always borne out by history. would most religious accept extraplanetary bacteria as evidence of a diversity to the universe we can only guess at or as creations of the adversary meant to be destroyed? my religious mind believes the former; my political mind suspects the latter.