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A major liberal falsehood of the mid-20th century was that intelligent life in outer space must exist, and that America should spend billions looking for it. This falsehood had political overtones in favor of nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, government spending and atheism. Political and Atheist leaders who supported research into extraterrestrial life, or were strong advocates that intelligent life must exist in outer space were:

Jimmy Carter
Adolf Hitler
Carl Sagan

Belief in ET's is as strong among atheists and materialists as the belief in angels and departed saints by religious believers.

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia 101 Comments [12/2/2010 8:09:52 AM]
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Etiene

Hitler? Really?

Oh Andy, have you been watching Contact by any chance?

12/2/2010 8:12:07 AM

El Zorro

You just HAD to add Hitler in there, didn't you?

12/2/2010 8:16:26 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Belief in ET's is as strong among atheists and materialists as the belief in angels and departed saints by religious believers.

Except it isn't. Have you ever heard of the Rare Earth hyporhesis? Until humans actually visit other solar systems, we cannot tell for sure how common life is.

And GOOOOOOOOODWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!

12/2/2010 8:24:55 AM

Doctor Whom

So says the encyclopedia that cites Mein Kampf for the proposition that Hitler was an atheist evolutionist.

12/2/2010 8:34:57 AM

LC

Hitler was a liberal?

Oh, right. Conservapedia. Where liberal is just another word for bad.

12/2/2010 8:37:17 AM

Papabear

So, government spending is bad? Like say the defense dept.?

I can see why you don't care for environmentalism though. I mean, it requires thought, self-restraint and a wee bit of care as to what happens to other people. I can see how that would really jam you up.

12/2/2010 8:39:15 AM

Pule Thamex

Omniscient God knew we would invent the telescope one day, so He created many billions and billions of stars that can't be observed with the naked eye, ready for that day when we would. God also made the universe an expanding one, but He knew we'd be extinct by the time everything was too far away to see, so that's OK. God also makes millions of species on other planets, all the time. Of course, God's in a bit of a quandary about that, because even though He enjoys making life all over the universe, when we humans/Godbots are extinct, who's gonna conquer the galaxies in His name so that the aliens might all be saved? The Andromedans? The Arcturans? Perhaps He's not as omniscient as we thought. Or perhaps we're not as important as we thought.

Heil Hitler!

12/2/2010 8:42:34 AM

Misty

So what if Hitler thought something? You know, if the guy had some idea it doesn't AUTOMATICALLY mean it's evil.

If he liked chocolate, does that make chocolate a NAZI TOOL OF EVIL?

12/2/2010 8:51:33 AM

shykid

Jimmy Carter
Adolf Hitler
Carl Sagan

one of these things is not like the others
one of these things just doesn't belong
can you tell which thing is not like the others
by the time I finish my song~

12/2/2010 9:02:06 AM



Someone please correct me on this if I'm wrong (which is entirely possible), but I think that the idea is that given a universe that is infinitely expanding, statistically there is bound to be intelligent life somewhere other than earth, someday.


I don't know anything about physics. I just saw it on the science channel and thought the idea was neat :-)


12/2/2010 9:03:43 AM

Mithras

Actually, Jimmy Carter is not an "atheist leader" but a born again Christian.

Still a liberal though. ;-)

12/2/2010 9:07:07 AM

Lucilius

"Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, 'cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth."

12/2/2010 9:19:41 AM

navelgazer

Andy,

Better watch what you say or Jimmy will come kick your ass!

(Then build you a house)

12/2/2010 9:40:27 AM

clockworkcanary

Jimmy Carter was a Christian Minister, you fool. Liars for Christ.

Belief in the possibility of ETs is not political. But everything in your delusional word is. Pathetic.

12/2/2010 9:41:55 AM

Jewsus

So Jimmy Carter *has* to be an atheist, right? After all, how could a *real* christian also double as an evil librul?

12/2/2010 9:42:28 AM



Godwin. Your argument is inherently invalid.

12/2/2010 9:45:21 AM

misshani

"This falsehood had political overtones in favor of nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, government spending and atheism."

Yes, heaven forbid humanity become more tolerant of each other and unified under the idea that we are but one small island in a never-ending sea of possibility. Oh, the horror.


...and did he really just equate Jimmy Carter and Carl Sagan with Hitler?


Really?

12/2/2010 9:46:39 AM

Xotan

To support your contention, Andy, please prove that there is not and cannot be any extra-terrestrial life. BTW, that will include angels and saints and gods too.

12/2/2010 9:47:35 AM

Nicole

Anyone who grasps the size of the universe and the fact that the elements we believe to be essential for life are extremely common and doesn't think life could be out there needs a slap in the face.

We are talking about a universe containing somewhere around 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars.

Andy, get your head out of your butt and look up sometime.

12/2/2010 9:56:09 AM

Doubting Thomas

Show me one statement by Adolph Hitler where he claimed that aliens on other planets exist. Just one.

Or, were you thinking of the movie "Contact" where the aliens sent a picture of Hitler at the 1936 Olympics to earth?

Of course, if that movie were real life, Andy would be the religious nutjob blowing up the space travel machine.

12/2/2010 10:08:53 AM

TGRwulf

For the last FUCKING time, Hitler was a Christian! Gah!!

12/2/2010 10:13:57 AM

Berny

Some drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge while others, like Andy, merely gargle.
Of your list up there, only Carl Sagan was an atheist. As far as I know, Hitler didn't put any stock in extraterrestrials. He was too busy trying to conquer the world.
Whenever I think Andy Schlafly has reached a new low in human stupidity, the dumb fucker starts to dig.

12/2/2010 10:35:39 AM

Horsefeathers

"A major liberal falsehood of the mid-20th century was that intelligent life in outer space must exist, and that America should spend billions looking for it."

No, Andy. It doesn't have to exist. It's just that there's a damn good likelihood of it existing given the incredible vastness of the universe and the number of stars and planets that we can see--to say nothing of those we can't yet see. And that's not even taking into account that it's entirely possible that life is far more diverse than what we believe to be possible in the first place so there's even more possibility than if we just stick to life as we understand it.

You're a smart guy, Andy (or you believe yourself to be, anyway). Surely you're familiar with the Law of Large Numbers?

"This falsehood had political overtones in favor of nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, government spending and atheism."

I'm afraid I don't see the connection. Then again, you probably don't either as you seem prone to just stringing words together--particularly if those words end in "ism" or are the word "atheist."

"Political and Atheist leaders who supported research into extraterrestrial life, or were strong advocates that intelligent life must exist in outer space were:

Jimmy Carter
Adolf Hitler
Carl Sagan "


Your point?

"Belief in ET's is as strong among atheists and materialists as the belief in angels and departed saints by religious believers."

Except that one side has evidence that their belief is at least scientifically plausible and the other doesn't. I'll leave it as an exercise for your immense intellect to puzzle out which side is which.

12/2/2010 10:38:03 AM

raindrops

I'm still trying to figure out what SETI have to with nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, government spending and atheism.

12/2/2010 10:52:50 AM



I thought this must be one of the numerous Poes that troll Conservapedia, but, no, this was put there by Assfly himself. Incliding Hitler.

Sometimes I think Andy is a Poe.
Incidentally, very little money as been spent on SETI, certainly not 'billions'.

12/2/2010 10:53:13 AM
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