It’s an article of faith, with some people, that super-intelligent life is out there in the universe somewhere, and someday the space brothers will teach us how to be as clever as they are. No one expects to discover kind of dumb ETs who can’t believe professional wrestling isn’t real.
And of course it means that if we do find space aliens, well, then, the Bible can’t be true…
This is wishful thinking.
This is false religion.
I do sympathize with the guy from the Vatican who had to do this interview.