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2009-11-23 09:06:40 AM
such a discovery would not contradict scripture nor pose a problem to their faith.

The ability to embrace extraterrestrial life as consistent with a 4000-yr-old religion is amazing.

"Greetings from the human race of planet Earth! You are all going to Hell unless you accept that Jesus died for your sins! What do you mean, 'what sins'? Our first female ate a piece of fruit, so you are all going to Hell!"

Every religion would be crawling over each other to send the first missionary to an alien species. What a mess that would be.
 
2009-11-23 09:14:32 AM
It's a streetlight.
 
2009-11-23 10:17:39 AM
It's no coincidence that Benedict is the next to the last pope and they are preparing to welcome our alien overlords in 2012.
 
2009-11-23 10:32:26 AM
Jesus was an extraterrestrial.

/Surely someone has that screen-cap and will post it since I am teh lazy.
 
2009-11-23 10:56:08 AM
Jesus died for your soul...if you have a soul in that insect-like carapace made of some form of liquidlike crystal.
 
2009-11-23 10:58:05 AM
The Emperor of Mankind has been revealed. Is it time for the Great Crusade now?
 
2009-11-23 10:58:12 AM
syrynxx: Every religion would be crawling over each other to send the first missionary to an alien species. What a mess that would be.

Im going to laugh if we discover ourselves as the trailer park of the galactic fabric of life.

the only reason we haven't made contact yet is because every other species avoids us like a plague
 
2009-11-23 10:59:33 AM
GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?


Like infamous...its more than solar. So, bigger than the sun.
 
2009-11-23 11:00:58 AM
Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.

Puppeteer: He must have been insane to put himself in such danger. We only trust a leader who would save our souls from behind.

Pak: We posit that he died because he had no descendants to protect.

Outsider: Our reply will cost you 18 trillion dollars.
 
2009-11-23 11:01:00 AM
GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?


Fascinatingly, Gary, there's a Wiki for that. Or a dictionary.

Extrasolar means, quite simply, any object outside our solar system.
 
2009-11-23 11:03:07 AM
The Amarr community frowns on these shenanigans.

www.eveonlineships.com
 
2009-11-23 11:03:35 AM
I'm waiting for the discovery that Charon is actually a mass relay that shoots us across the galaxy to discover a bunch of alien races.

I'll be the first to line up for Spectre.
 
2009-11-23 11:03:52 AM
FTA:
The event was held to mark the International Year of Astronomy, a year-long celebration of astronomy that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia nova in the 17th century.

Now I don't know about you, but if I were the PR guy the Catholic Church hired I'd probably try to keep people's minds off Galileo while hosting an astronomy conference...
 
2009-11-23 11:04:18 AM
ObscureNameHere: The Emperor of Mankind has been revealed. Is it time for the Great Crusade now?

I'll start building the golden throne, someone get ready to lead the traitor marines..
 
2009-11-23 11:04:56 AM
StarBob: I'm waiting for the discovery that Charon is actually a mass relay that shoots us across the galaxy to discover a bunch of alien races.

I'll be the first to line up for Spectre.


You're more likely to end up as CPL Jenkins.
 
2009-11-23 11:05:04 AM
lukelightning: Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.


Shonunin: This is not a hatani matter.

Majat: Bzzz.

Hisa: Food? Harvest.
 
2009-11-23 11:06:14 AM
AngelinRapture: ObscureNameHere: The Emperor of Mankind has been revealed. Is it time for the Great Crusade now?

I'll start building the golden throne, someone get ready to lead the traitor marines..


Now now, we don't need Traitor Marines for another 10,000 years. And remember, the Eldar have to vigorously fap their way to the creation of the God of P0rn first.
 
2009-11-23 11:06:44 AM
Still trying to get my farkism, lukelightning: Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.

Puppeteer: He must have been insane to put himself in such danger. We only trust a leader who would save our souls from behind.

Pak: We posit that he died because he had no descendants to protect.

Outsider: Our reply will cost you 18 trillion dollars.


Any chance I could get the titles to those works?
 
2009-11-23 11:06:53 AM
GaryPDX: I_C_Weener: GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?

Like infamous...its more than solar. So, bigger than the sun.

Extra solar applies to planets. Extra Terrestrial applies to life forms. I know what it means..lol.


Apparently not. Extrasolar life forms would be life forms from outside of the solar system.
 
2009-11-23 11:06:55 AM
In the V remake the Vatican immediately endorses the Visitors as part of God's plan. It's not clear if this is because the Visitors had secretly infiltrated the world's power structures over decades, or if the show is saying the church reflexively embraces powerful authoritarian forces.
 
2009-11-23 11:07:23 AM
The Gelgamek vagina is three feet wide and filled with razor-sharp teeth!
 
2009-11-23 11:07:54 AM
Fifty years ago, C. S. Lewis wrote about the prospects of extrasolar intelligent life in his Religion and Rocketry paper. He saw no problems with the possibility of such life and went on to write that perhaps the vast distance between stars was a providential quarantine measure. In our case, the quarantine is to protect others from us.
 
2009-11-23 11:09:04 AM
IdBeCrazyIf: Im going to laugh if we discover ourselves as the trailer park of the galactic fabric of life.

What do you mean "if"? lukelightning: Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.

Puppeteer: He must have been insane to put himself in such danger. We only trust a leader who would save our souls from behind.

Pak: We posit that he died because he had no descendants to protect.

Outsider: Our reply will cost you 18 trillion dollars.


Trinoc: Wut, wut, wut?

Grog: {KNEEL BEFORE HYPNOTO-- UMMM...GROG!}
 
2009-11-23 11:09:08 AM
It's a repeating streetlight.
 
2009-11-23 11:09:24 AM
TommyDeuce: The Amarr community frowns on these shenanigans.

+10 for EVE reference.
 
2009-11-23 11:09:40 AM
I think confirmation of extra-solar life would just prove that we are, if in fact God exists, mistakes that he abandoned to work on something else.
 
2009-11-23 11:09:46 AM
It's sad that they had to caveat the whole event by saying that it was "focused on the scientific prospective."

Oh, thanks, I was wondering if you were going to object a bunch of your mythology into it.

Topics discussed included "Formation of Earth-Sized Planets," "Habitability of Exoplanets," and "Searching for Multiple Origins of Life."

Oh, never mind, you did.
 
2009-11-23 11:10:23 AM
lukelightning: Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.


Well, some of the Kzinti are bound to become Kdaptists (ie. wearing human skins to "trick" God into favoring them.)
 
2009-11-23 11:10:26 AM
I like how people biatch that the Church doesn't embrace science enough, then make fun of this... just admit that you'd biatch no matter what.
 
2009-11-23 11:11:11 AM
Forbidden Doughnut: Well, some of the Kzinti are bound to become Kdaptists (ie. wearing human skins to "trick" God into favoring them.)

Only if we win the wars.
 
2009-11-23 11:11:51 AM
syrynxx: such a discovery would not contradict scripture nor pose a problem to their faith.

The ability to embrace extraterrestrial life as consistent with a 4000-yr-old religion is amazing.


Especially when you consider the fact that they have been so intolerant of minor variations in this one form of life on earth.

/Catholic Church is only aprox. 2000 years
 
2009-11-23 11:11:56 AM
Richard Rank and the Conservative Coalition approve.
 
2009-11-23 11:12:34 AM
IdBeCrazyIf: syrynxx: Every religion would be crawling over each other to send the first missionary to an alien species. What a mess that would be.

Im going to laugh if we discover ourselves as the trailer park of the galactic fabric of life.

the only reason we haven't made contact yet is because every other species avoids us like a plague


Well, we are made out of meat. (new window)
 
2009-11-23 11:12:41 AM
rabidferret: FTA:
The event was held to mark the International Year of Astronomy, a year-long celebration of astronomy that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia nova in the 17th century.

Now I don't know about you, but if I were the PR guy the Catholic Church hired I'd probably try to keep people's minds off Galileo while hosting an astronomy conference...


I think the issue of Galileo was an important part of the past of the Church (it is more complicated than OMFG EXCOMMICATE KTHXBYE), and significant regarding the Church's future.

Perhaps it signals Rome's willingness to embrace more change, albeit at the Church's often glacial pace.

GaryPDX: Extra Terrestrial applies to life forms. I know what it means..lol.

It's almost a given that we'll find bacteria or similar on planets & moons in our solar system (extraterrestrial), quite probably within our lifetimes.

None of it will have consciousness, however, which likely precludes existence of a soul, whatever that means.

/Extrasolar meaning outside the influence/realm of our sun.
 
2009-11-23 11:12:43 AM
Massa Damnata: Especially when you consider the fact that they have been so intolerant of minor variations in this one form of life on earth.

/Catholic Church is only aprox. 2000 years


It's an off-shoot of Judaism and includes their scripture, so add another 2k.
 
2009-11-23 11:13:23 AM
Jethro74: IdBeCrazyIf: syrynxx: Every religion would be crawling over each other to send the first missionary to an alien species. What a mess that would be.

Im going to laugh if we discover ourselves as the trailer park of the galactic fabric of life.

the only reason we haven't made contact yet is because every other species avoids us like a plague

Well, we are made out of meat. (new window)


"SINGING MEAT!?"
 
2009-11-23 11:15:26 AM
syrynxx: Every religion would be crawling over each other to send the first missionary to an alien species. What a mess that would be.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Streets_of_Ashkelon

i15.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-23 11:15:34 AM
jennyz:

It's an off-shoot of Judaism and includes their scripture, so add another 2k.


Do you really want to hang the sins of the Catholic Church on Judaism???
 
2009-11-23 11:15:46 AM
Forbidden Doughnut: Well, some of the Kzinti are bound to become Kdaptists (ie. wearing human skins to "trick" God into favoring them.)

Oh, I forgot about them. Maybe the Shroud of Turin was their original skin mask.
 
2009-11-23 11:15:52 AM
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"You Marklar must leave."
"But you will all burn forever in eternal hellfire!"
"Yes, that's nice. Thank you for stopping by."
 
2009-11-23 11:16:17 AM
So they plan on beating Pat Robertson to the Marklars...
 
2009-11-23 11:17:13 AM
Massa Damnata: jennyz:

It's an off-shoot of Judaism and includes their scripture, so add another 2k.

Do you really want to hang the sins of the Catholic Church on Judaism???


So I guess Jesus wasn't Jewish? Or Peter, or most of the other apostles...

/All religions have sins. Because they're run by people.
 
2009-11-23 11:17:41 AM
GaryPDX:
mofomisfit: GaryPDX: I_C_Weener: GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?

Like infamous...its more than solar. So, bigger than the sun.

Extra solar applies to planets. Extra Terrestrial applies to life forms. I know what it means..lol.

Apparently not. Extrasolar life forms would be life forms from outside of the solar system.

And Extra Terrestrial wouldn't?


Exrtra solar, extraterrestrial; same thing. That's the great thing about the English language, more than one way to say something.
 
2009-11-23 11:19:22 AM
As someone who has just watched District 9 this is somewhat relevant to my interests.

Ok I only really payed attention to the ending. Did they mention religion in it at all?
 
2009-11-23 11:19:35 AM
Forbidden Doughnut: lukelightning: Known Space species' reactions to the statement "Jesus died for your sins."

Kzinti: One human is only a start.

Well, some of the Kzinti are bound to become Kdaptists (ie. wearing human skins to "trick" God into favoring them.)


www.bungie.net
Approves.
 
2009-11-23 11:19:55 AM
But if we invent warp drive, the Church might discover that God wiped out a glorious alien species in creating the supernova which was the Star of Bethlehem.

Better not to know.
 
2009-11-23 11:20:27 AM
Transubstantive:

Ahh, you beat me.

/shakes fist
 
2009-11-23 11:20:30 AM
GaryPDX: mofomisfit: GaryPDX: I_C_Weener: GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?

Like infamous...its more than solar. So, bigger than the sun.

Extra solar applies to planets. Extra Terrestrial applies to life forms. I know what it means..lol.

Apparently not. Extrasolar life forms would be life forms from outside of the solar system.

And Extra Terrestrial wouldn't?


My understanding is that extra-terrestrial means life that didn't originate on Earth but whose origin is still within our solar system. Extra-solar would be life whose origins lie outisde of our solar system. Think of extra-solar life as out-of-state extra-terrestrials.
 
2009-11-23 11:21:00 AM
GaryPDX: mofomisfit: GaryPDX: I_C_Weener: GaryPDX: Extrasolar?

wut?

Like infamous...its more than solar. So, bigger than the sun.

Extra solar applies to planets. Extra Terrestrial applies to life forms. I know what it means..lol.

Apparently not. Extrasolar life forms would be life forms from outside of the solar system.

And Extra Terrestrial wouldn't?


It could, but for you to make a big deal about someone using a more specific and more appropriate word (the likelihood that we'd find sapient life outside of the planet but within the solar system is next to nil) is pretty ridiculous. And to then go on and pretend you didn't just make a mistake at the outset is...well, typical.
 
2009-11-23 11:24:23 AM
www.colorwisegraphics.com
 
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