Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Would Religion Survive the Discovery of Alien Life?
The science and science fiction website io9 made me aware of a recent conference, SETIcon2, which discussed various aspects of the search for extraterrestrial life. One panel included scientists and a science fiction writer which addressed the question as to whether religion could survive the discovery of alien life. See the article at Space.com on this, and io9's slightly different perspective, more critical of conservative Christian views on the topic (but certainly not the only ones).
Space.com: Are Aliens Part of God's Plan Too?
An Astrotheology of Alien Life