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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 98 Comments [4/28/2011 3:49:45 AM]
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whatever

@Anon-E-Moose
I live in the UK and I can access Conservapedia with Firefox 3. You must have a very strange firewall. Perhaps you're lucky!

4/28/2011 10:44:36 AM

shykid

If the universe is infinite—or at least infinitely expanding—then the probability of intelligent life existing elsewhere at some point of time must be a limit of 1. (In other words, it is so close to being an absolute certainty that it is one for all practical intents and purposes.) It's simply a matter of math—more specifically, probability theory—very similar to the fairly well known Infinite monkey theorem. For more technical information on the basis of the Infinite monkey theorem and it generally holds true for any probability that directly correlates with an infinite variable—such as the probability of intelligent extraterrestrial life existing in our universe at some point in time—see an explanation and proof of the Borel-Cantelli lemma. One may also use the nature of infinite probabilities to successfully argue that there is a near-zero probability of us actually contacting said intelligent life; however, not making contact with that life doesn't mean that it does not, did not, or will not exist.

If your bible doesn't correlate with reality, then it's not reality that's wrong.


4/28/2011 11:05:10 AM

Allegory for Jesus

You know what the Bible could also be interpretted to "predict", by this same logic? That the celestial objects are just decorations and that there is nothing beyond our solar system. The existence of a universe beyond the scope of our immediate solar system is an example of the Bible missing the fucking big picture by quite a margin. Foreknowledge my ass.

4/28/2011 11:32:38 AM

Godbuster

This made me stand up twice to complain to co-workers about this amazing stupidity. Andy Schlafly, in Germany we say stupidity hurts, your stupidity's pain carries over to other people. How you haven't passed out yet from pain is a miracle. Maybe you're so stupid that you're mistaking pain for faith, or something, I dunno. I'm not even sure you understand the concept of words or language!

What I am trying to say is that there aren't enough bullets in the world to shoot the stupid out of you!

4/28/2011 12:39:42 PM

chaosof99

For most of the time before the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of a higher being, despite the lack of any reference to it in reality. After spending many billions of dollars looking for such life, and investigating countless reports of miracles, no such being has been found.

Ironic, isn't it?

4/28/2011 12:40:55 PM

Fundies Make Me Sick

There may or may not be extraterrestrial life, but just because the Bible doesn't state something doesn't mean it doesn't exist (and likewise, just because the Bible DOES state something doesn't mean it's literally true). There are so many examples to prove you wrong, I'll just say that this post is a Cosmic Fail.

4/28/2011 1:10:30 PM

GigaGuess

@Anon

Huh. Sorry, I thought I remembered seeing it confirmed somewhere. Bacteria on some moon or another...

4/28/2011 1:13:37 PM

Papabear

So?

4/28/2011 1:54:20 PM

Evilution Teacher

Ahhh - now I know where my student who told me "cats are evil because they are the only animal not discussed in the Bible" got her type of thinking from - Andy Schlafly!

4/28/2011 2:10:44 PM

Joe Mama

If we were using the bible as a science textbook for the universe, then we would never have tried to launch rockets into space for fear that they'd hit the firmament above the sky. Knock a hole in the firmament, and then we'd have constant rain from the waters above the sky. Read Genesis 1:7.

4/28/2011 2:13:05 PM

blah

For most of the 20th century, scientists believed in the existence of North and South American, despite the lack of any reference to them in the bible.

4/28/2011 2:13:39 PM

solomongrundy

'whatever' wrote

@Anon-E-Moose
I live in the UK and I can access Conservapedia with Firefox 3. You must have a very strange firewall. Perhaps you're lucky!


I'm in the UK and using Firefox 3 and if I try to view Conservapedia I also get:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access / on this server


Just sayin'...
SG


4/28/2011 2:19:18 PM

Night Jaguar

Conservapedia has blocked much of Airstrip One.

For more info, see:
Conservapedia: Blocking the planet

4/28/2011 2:32:58 PM

Old Viking

Yawn-a-roony.

4/28/2011 3:05:20 PM

whatever

@solomongrundy

I'm with TalkTalk Broadband. I don't know if it makes a difference.

Mind you, Conservapedia is a pretty dull site, so I think you're lucky you can't get it!

4/28/2011 3:48:45 PM

casewithscience

For most of the PAST 20 centurIES, CHRISTIANS typically believed in the existence of GOD, despite the lack of any reference to it in SECULAR DOCUMENTS. After spending many billions of dollars looking for such A GOD, and investigating countless reports of MIRACLESs, no such GOD has been found.


FIXED ;)

4/28/2011 3:57:34 PM

Renon

The sad truth is, there is more than likely other forms of intelligent life out there. Unfortunately, we will likely never meet them because we will simply never be able to get there.

4/28/2011 5:08:23 PM

Shax

A straightforward, literal reading of the Bible will strongly suggest that the Earth is fixed and immovable at the center of the universe, everything else orbits it, and the stars are fixed on the surface of a dome which completely encloses us. Had scientists relied strictly on the bible as a primary source of knowledge, we would never have attempted to build satellites, much less any other spacecraft, because we wouldn't have believed that there was anywhere to which we could send them. It's also extremely likely we wouldn't have computers, television, radio, or even electricity. Much of modern medicine wouldn't exist, either.

4/28/2011 5:32:35 PM

whatever

@Shax

Believe it or not, there is a site called "Galileo Was Wrong".

4/28/2011 5:38:24 PM

Giveitaday

For most of the 20th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life

First,"Scientists" are not a class of people who all share a single view on the subject. "Science" covers hundreds of disciplines and thousands of subjects, of which the possibility of extraterrestrial life is but one.

Second, belief in the possibility of extraterrestrial life (Which is, statistically speaking, a near certainty), is not the same as believing in ancient aliens, UFO's, or anal probing abductors.


despite the lack of any reference to it in the Bible

So fucking what? The bible contains no reference to germ theory, nuclear physics, heliocentrism, genetics, and a whole host of other things. The bible is not the ultimate guide to knowledge and the idea that things not mentioned in the bible cannot exist would be laughable if it weren't so fucking stupid.

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

Scientists are not UFO chasers. Moreover all of that means that there has been no alien life found on earth, which isnt exactly the first place one would expect to find extraterrestrial life. It's is the literal equivalent of saying "There are no fish in my bathtub, therefore fish cannot possibly exist anywhere in the universe.".

4/28/2011 5:43:40 PM

Canadia

Haven't we found microbes and such before? That'd be life. You lose, Schlafly.

4/28/2011 5:48:23 PM

Zimmer

For most of the 18th century, scientists typically believed in the existence of God, despite the lack of any evidence of it in real life. After spending many millions of dollars looking for such gods, and investigating countless reports of 'miracles', no such god has been found.



FIXED THAT FOR YA.

4/28/2011 6:16:11 PM

hmcook87

Perhaps we are all alone on this rock. Seems unlikely given all the other rocks out there...

4/28/2011 7:52:39 PM

Alencon

What an asshole.

4/28/2011 8:20:38 PM

exiteditor

Just about every scientist I have ever met has acknowledged that it is virtually certain that not only life, but what could be described as intelligent life exists, has existed, or will someday exist somewhere else in the universe.

Those exact same scientists, however, also acknowledge that the odds we'll ever actually meet or have any real meaningful contact with said life forms are virtually zero.

4/28/2011 8:51:29 PM
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