Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder


Is there life on other planets?

The newly discovered “Goldilocks” , a planet which may support some or other form of life, has revived this age-old question. It is also addressed under the topic “Aliens and Christians” by Prof. Dr John Bijl here: http://bylogos.blogspot.com/2010/10/aliens-and-christians.html
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Henrietta said...

More about this issue can be read here: http://www.reasons.org/
Another Christian scientist who has been asking similar questions for many years, Prof Dr David Block says: “Among astronomers today there is great theistic sentiment, where even if scientists don't say Jesus has made the universe, they are coming to the very distinct conclusion that the universe is not an accident. The "Big Bang" was not a cosmological firecracker. As the physicist Freeman Dyson put it, the universe seemed to be acting in anticipation for the appearance of mankind” (here: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/7_8/heavenssake)
Read more about Dr Block here: http://www.davidblock.com/index1.htm

Liza said...

Hehehe, spaar Gliese 581g...kyk wat het kolonialisering deur Homo Sapiens aan planeet aarde gedoen! Maar ek moet sê ek sou graag 'n paar van hulle soontoe wou pos (spoedpos) - na die donkerkant van die planeet, die kant wat glo in 'n nimmereindige donkerte gehul is...:))

Yf said...

I think imaginations are running a little wild. Being in the habital zone of a star doesn't necessarily meant life of any kind is possible. Ghe Galactic Habital Zone as a number of planetary factors also enters the equation. I wonder who would welcome it the most - believers or a-goddists for their various reasons? Anyway, whether there is or isn't life (or intelligent life) will change nothing about the Gospel.

I agree with Liza - let's concentrate really hard to teleport some of our own species there - for everyone benefit, of course :)

Henrietta said...

Now this is the beauty of blogging and having clever friends as part of one’s blogging team: Thanks Yf, for using the word “teleport” , which had me scratching my head....
According to Wikipedia (here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleportation) ‘Teleportation' is the transfer of matter from one point to another, more or less instantaneously. Teleportation has been widely utilized in works of science fiction and fantasy.

Liza said...

Dr Steven Vogt, the discoverer, believes "chances for life on this planet are 100 percent...It's pretty hard to stop life once you give it the right conditions."

Dr John Bijl: “Theological considerations based on biblical revelation weigh very heavily against the presence of aliens, but not conclusively so.”

Baie interessante pos deur John Bijl. Hy is ten minste nie so arrogant soos Vogt met sy “100%” aanname nie.