Two news stories, this past weekend, shed light on the increasingly desperate search for extraterrestrial life.
First, NASA scientists announced they expect to find alien life very soon, probably within the next 20 years ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/05/nasa_aliens_are_out_there_we_will_find_a_new_earth_within_20_years ). No, we’re not going to send up spaceships. This will be achieved by better and better telescope technology.
Second, scientists had to admit they got it wrong when they announced the discovery of two planets just like ours–nicknamed “goldilocks planets” because they’re supposedly “just right” for the chance appearance of life–orbiting a star named Gliese 581 (Source: Washington Post article by Sandhya Somashekhar, July 3, 2014 ). But the planets turned out to be not planets at all, but sunspots or something.
The humanist mindset is revealed in really bad movies: like The Lost Tribe, which I reviewed July 13, in which scientists discover a fossil that “proves God did not create man.”
Here’s what will happen. NASA telescopes detect “signatures of life” on a planet many light-years away, and next thing you know, the talking heads are all over TV saying “This proves there was no special creation of life on earth, no creation by God: but rather that life arises by purely naturalistic processes wherever you find ideal conditions for it.” Democrats dance in the streets, and the Presbyterian Church USA publicly states that it’s sorry there is no God, but it’s going to stay in business anyhow because it hasn’t paid a dime’s worth of attention to God in the last 25 years anyhow.
The materialist/humanist pseudo-theology dictates that life be found on other planets. They think this will wipe out Christian faith. Of course, with a whole universe at His disposal, where is it written that God created life only on this earth and nowhere else? The discovery of bacteria on Diomega Orionis IV would not change my religious beliefs.
Nevertheless, life on other planets is the Great White Hope of atheism, and it has led them to make some really splashy promises.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:4)
P.S.–Of course the link to the article in The Register UK doesn’t work. Sorry! I’ve had all the computer problems I can cope with, lately, and I can’t cope with more. Seek the original story, and ye shall find.