Aug 012005

Here is an example of the fantasy mindset of NASA. In this Tim Russert interview with 3 crew members on Discovery, consider their baseless assertions.

MR. RUSSERT: The question for all of you: planet Earth, in the Milky Way galaxy–Milky Way just one of 100 billion galaxies–do any of you have any doubt that there’s intelligent life beyond Earth?

DR. THOMAS: Well, Tim, you’re quite right, the universe is a vast ocean and we are barely wetting out feet in the beach of that ocean. There are huge distances out there. The immensity is almost unimaginable. Given that, I would say it’s highly likely that there is life somewhere out there in some form, probably a form that’s not even recognizable to us.

DR. CAMARDA: I would say probably odds are there is intelligent life out there.

COL. COLLINS: I also do believe that. I think it would be–it’s kind of unimaginable that, you know, we would really be alone in this universe. I think that, you know, probably not our generation but future generations of people on Earth will find intelligent life.

Let’s carefully analyze their answers for a moment. First, what is the basis for their confidence in the existence of ET life? The universe is a big. It is really big. It’s kind of unimaginable that we are alone in the universe. Do these sound like educated and scientific conclusions? No they sound more like a religious belief and wishful thinking. Do you see Darwinists demanding that we stop funding NASA based on separation of Church and State? I am all for space exploration, but not for the reason that NASA wants to explore space, which seems to be to affirm their Darwinian religion (more on this in a moment) by finding ET.

Just because the universe is big it does not mean that there must be ET life. Some have manipulated the Drake equation to suggest likelihood of ET life. Like all Darwinian conjectures it wilts in the light of evidential reality. Thanks to the research of Guillermo Gonzalez and his book with Jay Richards “The Privileged Planet” we now know that the probabilities for ET life is rare. How rare? Using the Drake equation the probabilities are 1/1000 of 1 trillionth or 10^-15. There is an estimate of a 100 billion stars in the galaxy. That is a huge number but compare this to 10^-15 it is still highly improbable that ET life can exist elsewhere. So the best and brightest of NASA are only looking at just one side of this equation. This kind of sloppy mindset demonstrates why NASA is in such poor shape.

The second irony that I see in their comments is that these scientists recognize the probability as a legitimate basis for one’s conclusion. The irony is that when those probabilities challenges their predetermined faith in RM&NS then the probabilities are irrelevant. When these same Darwinists are faced with the improbability of abiogenesis and origin of irreducible biological systems then the probabilities are ignored.

On a personal note, as far as I am concerned finding ET life is not a problem with Christian faith or the existence of God. As a Christian, I already believe in ET. They are angelic beings. The Bible does not preclude the creation of other beings in other planets. Unfortunately the Darwinists some how have it locked in their brain that if ET life is found then that would negate Christianity. Why? My guess is that they assume that any ET life must also come from abiogenesis and evolved through and unguided random process. This is another example of religious Darwinism’s assault on faith in God. Darwinists are not interested in real science. They are only interested in attacking Christianity behind the cloak of science.

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