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For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life, despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible. After spending many billions of dollars looking for such life, and investigating countless reports of UFOs, no such life has been found.

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia, Biblical scientific foreknowledge 101 Comments [4/28/2011 3:49:45 AM]
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Actually, most sensible scientists realize that while it's very likely that there is, was, and will be life on other planets, that doesn't mean intelligent life, or at the same time as ourselves. I firmly believe that there is life on other planets somewhere. I also believe our chances of having meaningful contact with such beings is almost nil.

4/28/2011 3:54:12 AM

Katherine Lorraine

Ahh, Andy. He tries so hard, but fails so hard at the same time.

I think that the chances of meeting some extraterrestrial life - if they're of the same or better technology level than we are - is probably extremely low. Distances between planets are huge, and without FTL travel, we'll likely never see them in the entire history of humanity.

But we should still try.

4/28/2011 4:06:10 AM


4/28/2011 4:09:36 AM

So true. Why do 'scientists' and 'liberals' and 'people who read books' waste all this time and money studying space or science or medicine. We should be spending all our money trying to prove that the president is Kenyan. Or Indonesian. Or whatever.

4/28/2011 4:11:35 AM

This article might be one of the worst ones on Assfly's wankfest. Illogical, anti-science, pseudoscience. It's embarrassing how ignorant Assfly and his minions are wrt some of the topics they spout off on. But this is a classic. Now it is a prediction if you don't mention something that doesn't happen?

Yesterday I didn't call up the local police and tell them to come quick, there was an escaped tiger in my garden. And weirdly, there wasn't an escaped tiger in my garden yesterday, not even once! Psychic powers ftw amirite!

4/28/2011 4:17:31 AM


So if there's no reference to it in the bible, then it must not be true? What about gravity? is there any mention of that in the bible?

4/28/2011 4:17:56 AM

Zeus Almighty

For most of the First through 20th centuries, christians typically believed in the existence of an invisible being named god who would grant them wishes if they closed their eyes and groveled before him with these wish requests. After billions of these christians basing their entire lives around the existence of this invisible man and sending trillions of dollars to religious hucksters, the existence of invisible cloud man has never been proven.

4/28/2011 4:24:20 AM


Since there's no reference to computers, satellites, Australia or Scotch eggs in the Bible, I think we can safely assume that those things don't exist, either.

Any day now, we're going to see a series of Conservapedia articles calling Heliocentricity into question.

4/28/2011 4:30:50 AM


Intelligent aliens disprove the Bible?

So do intelligent people.

4/28/2011 4:38:01 AM


So, what if God made other life, but neglected to tell us to write it down in the book? What if He just said "Meh, bored now, brb, creating something else, see you in a week"? He doesn't have to tell you everything, you know.

...Why am I thinking about this?

4/28/2011 4:50:05 AM


The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.

That whole article makes me sick to my stomach.

4/28/2011 4:51:36 AM


After spending countless hours on Conservapedia I have concluded that there is no intelligent life there.

4/28/2011 4:54:48 AM

There's no reference to Conservapedia in the Bible. Therefore, Conservapedia doesn't exist.

4/28/2011 5:16:17 AM

Mister Spak

You're posting this on a computer, despite the lack of any reference to it in the bible, so get off the internet permanently.

4/28/2011 5:17:07 AM


And thats the huge advantage of science: Its ability to acknowledge when a hypothesis is not confirmed. Science straight out recognizes that the "silent universe" is a big puzzle. Why are there no signals? There is even a term for this mystery: The Fermi Puzzle. That SETI and other projects yield no results is openly discussed in scientific circles.

The huge contrast to this noble attitude is religion, which claims to be always right, no need to think further, to be in possession of the "eternal, unchanging" truth. Or in other words: Religion is among the most narrow-minded, self-righteous things on earth. Does religion acknowledge that the absolute lack of evidence for their god might be a problem for their basic hypothesis "God exists"? Not at all.

4/28/2011 5:17:56 AM

Raised by Horses

Is Andy kin to Supersport, by any chance? I ask because they both seem to project this reality-distorting field around them, which no sensible thought can penetrate. It's not just your garden-variety fundie-ism. It's some kind of mutated, hyperadvanced new breed, immune to logic and reasoning of any kind.

4/28/2011 5:22:56 AM


Scientists haven't found a god anywhere either. However, given that we have at least one example of life known to exist and zero examples of gods, extraterrestrial life is infinitely more plausible given our current set of evidence. As for the Bible, any book that claims you can alter the pattern on a conceived goat by having its parents shag in front of different patterned rods has lost credibility as a reference material.

4/28/2011 5:26:11 AM


Um, no. For most of the 20th century we've believed we are alone in the universe for reasons that don't fly with me. We've spent millions of dollars looking for intelligent alien life, but so far no luck. If they're really smart then they're avoiding us and have an interplanetary travel advisory against being within several lightyears of our solar system. We'd probably try to mooch their tech and then destroy the universe.

We have, however, discovered microbes on one of Jupiter's moons.

What we have yet to find is angels, demons, talking snakes, and a 900 year old man.

4/28/2011 5:33:09 AM


Angels, Seraphim, Cherubim, God itself, etc.

Presuming an insane belief that this mythology is real,

1. Are they alive?

2. Are they terrestrial in origin?

3. Who could beat up whom, Hercules or Thor?

Wait, how did #3 get in there? Never mind. If you quibble on the definition of "alive" in #1, then the same quibble could apply to any (theoretical) extraterrestrial life form.

Face it Assfly, you really need to STFU.

4/28/2011 5:44:23 AM


Not yet

4/28/2011 5:58:15 AM


D'aw, it's so cute when he tries to reason.

4/28/2011 6:12:18 AM


Actually, they HAVE found extraterrestrial life. Very simple life, bacteria and the likes, but life nonetheless.

4/28/2011 6:17:34 AM

Doubting Thomas

Dinosaur bones aren't mentioned in the bible, either, but yet we've discovered them. And SETI has only existed for about 40 or 50 years so far, that's not a long time to be searching the entire, vast universe for signs of intelligent life.

4/28/2011 6:18:27 AM

Burning Stake


...Well, okay. To be fair, we haven't yet found any actual proof of life (that we know of... ;) ) there, but it's certainly proof of at least it being possible.

4/28/2011 6:19:05 AM


We have the photographs and videos; we win. ;)

4/28/2011 6:27:05 AM

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