From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 21:17:40 -0400 Archived: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 21:17:40 -0400 Subject: Would Finding Aliens Shatter Religious Beliefs? Source: LiveScience.Com http://tinyurl.com/86k7ezl Date: 25 June 2012 Would Finding Aliens Shatter Religious Beliefs? Mike Wall SANTA CLARA, Calif. =97 The discovery of life beyond Earth would shake up our view of humanity's place in the universe, but it probably wouldn't seriously threaten organized religion, experts say. Religious faith remains strong in much of the world despite scientific advances showing that Earth is not the center of the universe, and that our planet's organisms were not created in their present form but rather evolved over billions of years. So it's likely that religion would also weather any storms caused by the detection of E.T., researchers say. "I think there are reasons that we might initially think there are going to be some problems," said Doug Vakoch, director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, Calif. "My own hunch is they're probably not going to be as severe as we might initially think." [More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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