Thursday, November 12, 2009
Pope Benedict searching for E.T?
I read an article about the Vatican's recent conference on possibilities for extra-terrestrial life with interest. Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, presented results of an astrobiology conference.
Astrobiology is a newer field studying the origin of life and its existence elsewhere in the universe.
Certainly a discovery of extra-terrestrials, would impact our view of ourselves enormously. Now whether they be friend as in E.T. or foe and in "V" (I can't believe V is back!), that's another story!
But apparently a discovery alien life would not be a problem for the Catholic Church. Funes maintained that if intelligent beings were discovered, they would also be considered "part of creation."