Saturday, March 16, 2013

Theological and philosophical consequences of First Contact

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - The first results from a record-setting expedition into the world's deepest points, including the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, has revealed previously unexplored ecosystems in the cold, dark, and highly pressurized depths. See article.
g Life - Biologists have found that the mutation that helps an organism survive in the harshest environment is often dependent on a "relay team" of other mutations that came before, mutations that emerge only as conditions worsen at gradual and moderate rates. See article.
g Aftermath - Clearly, if we are not alone in the universe, there are some unavoidable theological and philosophical consequences. We should reflect on the consequences of a positive result of either finding extraterrestrial microorganisms, or receiving a radio message form an extraterrestrial source: When such discovery occurs, the implications are likely to have an impact on our culture requiring adjustments possibly more radical than those arising form the evidence that humans descend from microorganisms. See article.

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