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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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JohnTheAtheist

The bible doesn't reference a lot of things, fuckface.

4/28/2011 6:27:12 AM

meh

does the bable also say you use automobiles and the interwebz? no? you but you use them? you filthy heathen you!!!!!

4/28/2011 6:29:08 AM

emau99

There's a lack of any reference to Andy Schlafly in the Bible, too.

4/28/2011 6:31:34 AM

Horsefeathers

"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."

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of computers, despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible.

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of antibiotics, despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible.

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of viruses, despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible.

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of most of the planets in the solar system, despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible.

What the hell is your point, Schlafly?

"After spending many billions of dollars looking for such life, and investigating countless reports of UFOs, no such life has been found."

After spending many billions of man hours looking for god, and investigating countless reports of miracles, no such entity has been found.

Extraterrestrial life, however, at least has a scientific basis to work from (that being that we already know life exists here, so obviously it's possible for life to exist in this universe).

4/28/2011 7:03:52 AM

elphada

I believe there's life out yonder. Intelligent life? Yep. They are intelligent because they've never made their presence known to a violent and sadistic world. They're doing *face palm* because the world looks to a 2,000+ years old book to guide them. Andy, people like you drag us backwards. Forward would be better. If we're the only life form in the cosmos then I'd have to say that's downright pathetic.

4/28/2011 7:10:00 AM

Mudak

Over and above the issues of lack of reference to things in the bible, there are two points that must be made:

1. I don't know many people who actively believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's more like a presumption that, given the size of the cosmos overall, it would be highly unlikely that this is the only planet in its so-called "Goldilocks Zone" that could support life. That said, it's certainly a sufficient presumption that it's worth looking for it.

2. I'd really like to know the source for this "billions of dollars," as the only projects that I'm aware of that are exclusively dedicated to looking for extraterrestrial life (as opposed to other astronomy-related projects that also happen to be keeping their eyes out for proof of life) are informal projects like SETI and is extremely small in cost and spread out across a large percentage of personal computers around the globe (in other words, casual observers and non-scientists who just happen to be interested in the concept).

4/28/2011 7:19:38 AM

vaiyt

There's enough material in Andy Schlafly's ramblings to make ASSTDT.

4/28/2011 7:20:46 AM

Anon-e-moose

Y'know, for someone so paranoid he IP blocks entire countries, if not whole continents (since late 2010, we in the UK can't access Conservapoodia), you aren't enough of a Conspiracy Theorist to consider the likes of Roswell, Area 51 etc?

Oooooo, careful Andy Schaftafly, a little bit of doubt, nay critical thinking is mayhaps starting to creep into your mindset, and we can't be having that now, can we?! [/sarcasm]

On a related point, certainly Sci-Fi, have you ever seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sci-Fi film by Paul Verhoeven "Total Recall" (based on the superb Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale")? If you'll help me recall (pun may or may not be intended) what was it that Kuato (the uber-mutant on Mars) asked Doug Quaid (Schwarzenegger) to do, whilst holding hands, so as Kuato could psychically help him remember & find the location of the ancient Martian Terbinium reactor that would create an atmosphere on Mars (and destroy Cohaagen)...?

...oh yes, that's right, Andy:

'Open your mind.'

Now, I wonder where I've heard that phrase before...?!

Moral: Show a little consistency - and not hypocrisy - Andy Schaftafly. As in if extraterrestrial life doesn't exist, because evidence of such hasn't been found yet, as you claim, then equally because there's not one single shred of evidence to prove the existence of your so-called 'God' - certainly to the satisfaction of we Atheists - then you have no right whatsoever to say that your 'God' exists neither, Andy.

'Get your story straight'

-Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Total Recall")

4/28/2011 7:30:47 AM

Ghost

For most of the past 20 centuries, scientists typically believed in the bible, despite the lack of any evidence. After spending many billions of dollars looking for such evidence, and investigating countless reports of miracles, no such evidence has been found.

ftfy

4/28/2011 7:33:50 AM

Brendan Rizzo

So, Schlafly? Do you have any idea how many planets there are in the universe? We've only been able to detect the largest ones orbiting other stars, but there are innumerable smaller ones assuming that the Solar System is at all typical. (In fact, I think they discovered an Earthlike planet in its star's habitable zone very recently.) Also, when scientists speak of extraterrestrial life, they rarely are referring to life-forms higher than bacteria. The Fermi Paradox IS relevant, after all.

So if your saying that we should stop wasting money on SETI, you probably aren't entirely wrong. However, most astronomers will agree that SETI has not been looking in the right places, or for very long. So I have no real opinion on this.

4/28/2011 8:09:54 AM

Raised by Horses

@vaiyt

Yes, it's called Conservapedia.

4/28/2011 8:27:57 AM

gay diest

what if I don't believe in the bible or extraterrestrial life? (not that it isn't possible, anything is possible)

am I like a unicorn or something?

4/28/2011 8:28:43 AM

Osiris

Andy Schlafly isn't mentioned in the Bible.

4/28/2011 8:34:03 AM

SleepNeed

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.

Why are you using a computer, electricity, driving a car, fly in planes? After all there is no mention of computers, electricity, cars, or planes anywhere 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.

Name some proof, other than the Bible, that proves the God of the Bible is real. About extraterrestrial life, it might sound conspiratorial and I acknowledge that, but I am almost certain that there is life on other planets. This is because we know the odds of life somewhere is 100% due to life forming here on Earth. Now we can't be 100% sure of other planets but due to the sheer magnitude of stars, even if half have planets then it's likely that on at least one other planet there is life. Now the odds of us ever coming in contact with said life, that's low. We are but a grain of sand even in our home galaxy, let alone the universe.

4/28/2011 8:36:22 AM

Anon-e-moose

@Raised by Horses

"@vaiyt

Yes, it's called Conservapedia."

Probably the reason why Andy has IP-blocked entire countries: it's too insanely lulzy, and he knows it; he simply can't take his beloved pseudo-wiki being laughed at. The way he's going, before long the only place that can access Conservapoodia will be the Schaftafly household itself.

4/28/2011 8:38:20 AM

Headache

The OP demonstrates clearly the main problem with mythology, it has no ability to reason.

Here are the possible options when it comes to life in the Universe:

1. We are alone
Life was a one-off accident that happened and we are it!

2. We are currently alone.
It took close to 14 billion years for intelligent life to form and we are the first.

3. We are currently the only intelligent life form
Life is found everywhere but intelligent life is rare.

4. We are the only intelligent life form in the galaxy.
Intelligent life is rare and pops up maybe once or a few times in each galaxy.

5. We are currently alone but intelligent life has existed before and will emerge again later somewhere else
Intelligent life is quite common but typical for all intelligent life is that it blossoms for in the end to exterminate itself.

6. Intelligent life is abundant everywhere but we are not intelligent enough yet to make contact.

7. Something else!

I don't see the need for any Middle Eastern mythological beings in here, do you?

4/28/2011 8:41:30 AM

aaa

Andy, you are still one of the most pathetic neckbeards i've seen.

4/28/2011 8:55:14 AM

Anon

>>GigaGuess

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

No, we haven't - at least not yet. We're working on it.

4/28/2011 9:09:54 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@ Doubting Thomas
And SETI has only existed for about 40 or 50 years so far

For 2,000 years the Xns have ben running around in circles with the wailing and gnashing of teeth, saying "Any day now; Jebus is coming. It's the end times. The sky is falling!!!11!1!2!!h1Tl3r" but it's high time for the scientists (you know - the guys who scour the bible looking for a legitimate reference to E.T.) to scrap SETI and give all that money to god.

4/28/2011 9:10:43 AM

Berny

Typical Schlafly misinterpretation followed by outright lies. Scientists are divided on the issue with the general consensus being that the possibility of extraterrestrial life exists but the probability is low. As Christians are fond of telling us, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
As to the Bible, who the fuck cares what it has to say or not say. It's wrong on so many counts it can be ignored as a reliable source of anything other than bullshit. Besides, the Bible doesn't say anything about cars, airplanes, the Internet, the USA.

4/28/2011 9:22:46 AM

Doctor Whom

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically disbelieved in the existence of sentient beings made of straw. Andy is obviously in communication with such beings.

4/28/2011 9:44:19 AM



Yeah, but if we're to limit study on the basis of what the Bible mentions, we might as well shut down all scientific research and education right now.

4/28/2011 9:51:12 AM

Lucilius

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence." - Bertrand Russell

4/28/2011 10:04:33 AM

John

For most of human history, people typically believed in the existence of some god or gods despite the lack of any evidence for it. After spending many billions of dollars building churches and supporting the clergy, no such evidence has been found.

4/28/2011 10:10:11 AM



People have been having encounters with UFOs for... decades, centuries, longer? But "scientific minded" people always manage to turn a blind eye (and a deaf ear) to the thousands of testimonies from credible witnesses. Not that such encounters prove that their origins are from extraterrestrial planets of course.

And why should the "lack of any reference to it in the Bible" be of the slightest relevance?

4/28/2011 10:39:16 AM
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