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October 06, 2011

No salvation for Klingons

Via reader G. I received this report of a paper that was presented at a DARPA conference on whether, if extra-terrestrial life exists, Jesus would have gone and tried to save them too. The answer seems to be no, partly because it would require multiple incarnations of god and that might be awkward, apparently.

Mind you, this was discussed at a conference sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense.

It is good to know that the US government is keeping up with important theological issues.

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Does that mean that christianity is falsifiable? :-)

Posted by zaybu on October 6, 2011 05:18 PM

It would certainly seem that extra terrestial life is incoherent with Christian belief. But atheists may be free to believe in alien existence if they choose. However, until life forms from elsewhere visit us, does it really matter whether they exist or not? We appear to have plenty of real issues to bother us here on planet Earth.

Posted by Adwel Lo on October 7, 2011 05:14 PM