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Vatican Scientist Thinks Aliens May Exist -- But Not An Alien Jesus

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

NASA scientists are getting closer to determining whether there is life on other planets -- and the enthusiasm about aliens has spread to the Vatican....

Lee Speigel

Could Religion Survive Alien Contact? | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weird News

Pope Francis is known for shaking things up in the Catholic church. But few people saw it coming when he noted in a May homily that he'd be more than ...

Science, Religion and the Assumptions We Make

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Besides the obvious fact that evidence can be misleading -- we tend to find only what we expect to see -- God is not something that comes at the end of a logical train of thought. Rather, my faith in God is my basic foundational assumption, the axiom that I start with when I do my logic.

David Freeman

How A Vatican Astronomer Views The Science-Religion Divide | David Freeman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Science

Are science and religion fundamentally at odds? Many well-known astronomers and astrophysicists think so, including Stephen Hawking, who in a rece...


Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Since there are about 150 billion other galaxies in the visible cosmos, this multiplies out to 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets within the visible universe capable of supporting biological life of some form.

Lee Speigel

Theology Professor Says Earthlings Are 'Ready To Share A Pew With Aliens' | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News

If it turns out that Earthlings aren't alone in the universe and contact is eventually made between us and an extraterrestrial race, would we actually...