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2012-08-13 01:21:00 PM
Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-13 01:31:51 PM
Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.
 
2012-08-13 01:34:07 PM
Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.
 
2012-08-13 01:42:43 PM

Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.


Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.
 
2012-08-13 01:45:44 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Anything more than 6k years ago and it didn't happen...TA DA!
 
2012-08-13 02:00:24 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Well I think the first question after discovery is "do they share a common ancestor with extant or extinct terrestrial lifeforms?" If yes, not many adjustments to theology need to be made. If no, then it gets a lot more complicated.
 
2012-08-13 02:10:55 PM
That Obama, he's so silly.

/I built this message all by myself
 
2012-08-13 02:14:29 PM
Yeah, that was fun. I got a call at 7:45am, just as I was getting in the shower, telling me that President Obama would be doing a video call with the MSL team and could I please make sure the TV servers are handling the load okay and don't crash... nothing like a timely "heads up."

/csb
//but, seriously, the most appropriate one I've ever posted
///nothing broke.
 
2012-08-13 02:19:31 PM
What, Obama and the martians are mad at each other so they've stopped talking, like some high school kids. NASA is that one poor kid who got stuck in Obama's Friend Zone but is still holding out hope.
 
2012-08-13 02:21:54 PM
Man, you people are so gullible! Everyone knows that the only reason 0bama sent that rover up there to begin with was he put his original Kenyan birth certificate on it so Sheriff Joe and his posse couldn't find it.
 
2012-08-13 02:23:36 PM
In the comments: "If it were the kind of alien we can use as a resource" if they're tasty.
 
2012-08-13 02:28:10 PM

CommieTaoist: Man, you people are so gullible! Everyone knows that the only reason 0bama sent that rover up there to begin with was he put his original Kenyan birth certificate on it so Sheriff Joe and his posse couldn't find it.


I give Arpaio and his merry band of retards three weeks before that's a new talking point.
 
2012-08-13 02:37:04 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Contamination from Earth.
 
2012-08-13 02:37:56 PM

timujin: Yeah, that was fun. I got a call at 7:45am, just as I was getting in the shower, telling me that President Obama would be doing a video call with the MSL team and could I please make sure the TV servers are handling the load okay and don't crash... nothing like a timely "heads up."

/csb
//but, seriously, the most appropriate one I've ever posted
///nothing broke.


If you don't want to be the last to know, don't work in IT. Getting shat upon with last minute plans and unreasonable expectations is pretty much the job. It's why we get the big buck.
 
2012-08-13 02:40:24 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.



My guess is that they would simply restructure their faith around that little "problem"....you know, like every other time reality blew dogma out of the water.
 
2012-08-13 02:45:11 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


*spins the WHEEL OF APOLOGETICISM* aaaaand it lands on... "you once said something mean about a puppy, therefore your argument is invalid".

Always glad to help.
 
2012-08-13 03:03:11 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


There's evidence of million-year-old life on earth and it doesn't trip up the creationists, what makes you think changing the planet is going to make a difference?

God put it there and made it look old. End of argument.

The creationist haters are only slightly less delusional than the creationists. NOTHING is going to make them change their mind, no matter how much you wish for it. They could find a goddamn "Abyss" looking alien body on Mars and it won't make a bit of difference to them.
 
2012-08-13 03:07:39 PM

unyon: timujin: Yeah, that was fun. I got a call at 7:45am, just as I was getting in the shower, telling me that President Obama would be doing a video call with the MSL team and could I please make sure the TV servers are handling the load okay and don't crash... nothing like a timely "heads up."

/csb
//but, seriously, the most appropriate one I've ever posted
///nothing broke.

If you don't want to be the last to know, don't work in IT. Getting shat upon with last minute plans and unreasonable expectations is pretty much the job. It's why we get the big buck.


I've been doing this for going on 20 years, I'm aware of how it works by now. And it wasn't that big a deal, they didn't even have to tell me, my servers could handle it. But still, 15 minutes notice for the friggin' President?
 
2012-08-13 03:12:56 PM
This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's
 
2012-08-13 03:21:02 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


The same as always.

I'm more curious what new and crazy conspiracy theories will come up.
 
2012-08-13 03:26:10 PM

ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.


Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?
 
2012-08-13 03:26:11 PM
If you actually want a plausible life/fossil cover up. It would be that they have already discovered it and asked for the funding to discover it. Excellent results, every time.
 
2012-08-13 03:33:19 PM

timujin: I've been doing this for going on 20 years, I'm aware of how it works by now. And it wasn't that big a deal, they didn't even have to tell me, my servers could handle it. But still, 15 minutes notice for the friggin' President?


It doesn't help you, but you would have had months worth of notice If he was coming to your office instead.
 
2012-08-13 03:41:31 PM
media.tumblr.com

NASA's liaison to the Office of the President.
 
2012-08-13 04:13:35 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
"Venus was at its peak brilliance last night. You probably thought you saw something up in the sky other than Venus, but I assure you, it was Venus."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-13 04:24:03 PM
ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Diogenes: Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Mostly because she's Secretary of State, but also because her experience landing under sniper fire makes her the ideal official to face off against the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.
 
2012-08-13 04:54:35 PM
ooh, let biden talk to them
 
mjg
2012-08-13 04:56:01 PM
anchor babies
 
2012-08-13 04:56:09 PM
EDL was (in no small part) created by a guy who taught physics as a summer class to my elementary/middle school classmates. It was awesome.
Also, I started the classroom on fire with batteries.
 
2012-08-13 04:57:28 PM

DarkJohnson: That Obama, he's so silly.

/I built this message all by myself


But you posted it using the Internet that Al Gore invented.
 
2012-08-13 04:58:58 PM

mjg: anchor babies


an anchor? a foot on the head should be enough
 
2012-08-13 04:59:22 PM

Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's


I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"
 
2012-08-13 04:59:22 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


God put them there to test our faith.
 
2012-08-13 05:00:18 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Catholic dogma has no issues with extra-terrestrial life. The Bible is taken to refer to God's covenants and interactions with Earth, and other than some vague statements in Genesis, doesn't say much one way or the other about other planets.
 
2012-08-13 05:00:51 PM

wildsnowllama: Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's

I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"


he got a government loan, from the future, so we owed him interest

sneaky bastard that one
 
2012-08-13 05:00:56 PM
Coming up next on Fox News... OBAMA OFFERS AMNESTY TO MARTIAN ILLEGALS, TELLS NASA TO AVOID CHAIN OF COMMAND AND TELL HIM DIRECTLY

/calling it now
 
2012-08-13 05:00:56 PM

wildsnowllama: Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's

I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"


It's been around since at least Grover Cleveland.
 
2012-08-13 05:02:25 PM
Hailing frequencies open.
3.bp.blogspot.com
/fun fact: Nichelle Nichols recruited Sally Ride to NASA
 
2012-08-13 05:02:34 PM

Diogenes: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?


Yes
 
2012-08-13 05:02:42 PM
And if they find the elusive Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator, duck and cover!!!
 
2012-08-13 05:02:51 PM
If they do find life on Mars, I give it an hour before they're all registered to vote in Chicago.
 
2012-08-13 05:02:57 PM

wildsnowllama: Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's

I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"


He did, but just not yet...
 
2012-08-13 05:03:10 PM
media.tumblr.com

EducatedBum: [media.tumblr.com image 400x349]

NASAICE's liaison to the Office of the President.


FTFY
 
2012-08-13 05:03:21 PM
If he want to find Martians, I'm just going to leave this here....
 
2012-08-13 05:03:34 PM

krej55: Diogenes: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Yes


she is secretary of state because she is one of the lizard people?

it all makes too much sense
 
2012-08-13 05:04:30 PM
I hate to be one of those "Maybe its a rock, maybe its an alien landing pad!" guys... but I'm hoping so damn hard that they find an unusual rock or object, if only to scare congress into giving some of their exploration budget back.
 
2012-08-13 05:06:36 PM

Relatively Obscure: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

Contamination from Earth.


Splatter from God's circle-jerk?
End of the world = he eats the cookie?
 
2012-08-13 05:06:47 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


Or appologize to them.
 
2012-08-13 05:06:48 PM
Don't keep it a secret and make me look like a fool like you did with Jimmy Carter.
 
2012-08-13 05:07:31 PM
He just wants to know where to start the next war
 
2012-08-13 05:07:34 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


A) God made them (after all, Christianity teaches that He made everything in the universe...)
B) A resounding *shrug*
C) "That's pretty cool!"
D) God hates microbes (WBC Chapter Only)
 
2012-08-13 05:07:53 PM
FTFA Of course, discovering alien life would definitely change the course of the election

I doubt that Obama could get the Martians registered to vote in time.
 
2012-08-13 05:08:34 PM

CommieTaoist: Man, you people are so gullible!


Did you know that the word "gullible" is NOT in the dictionary?

www.t-rat.com
What Martians may look like.

/Seriously.
 
2012-08-13 05:08:35 PM

Sticky Hands: wildsnowllama: Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's

I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"

It's been around since at least Grover Cleveland.


Isn't it kind of frivolous to argue about when a time machine was invented?
 
2012-08-13 05:08:54 PM
He forgot to say 'again'.
 
2012-08-13 05:09:29 PM
Umm, there's a problem...

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-13 05:09:54 PM
Forget martians and microbes, we need to be looking for Prothean ruins!
 
2012-08-13 05:10:39 PM

ZAZ: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Diogenes: Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Mostly because she's Secretary of State, but also because her experience landing under sniper fire makes her the ideal official to face off against the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.


Let's hope the martians aren't like the dogs that shoot bees out of their mouths when they bark. Hill doesn't do as well agains bees as she does snipers.
 
2012-08-13 05:11:04 PM
He'll simply ask if they're Muslims, and if they're not he'll lost interest, because he's more concerned with Islamic outreach than NASA.
 
2012-08-13 05:11:05 PM
I'm off to buy my cymbals from Riley
 
2012-08-13 05:14:56 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Well we already have the whole fossil record on Earth that makes no difference to them, so why would that change their minds?
 
2012-08-13 05:16:29 PM

Nem Wan: Hailing frequencies open.
3.bp.blogspot.com
/fun fact: Nichelle Nichols recruited Sally Ride to NASA


From the documentary, Total Recall. Hmmm....

tankedpodcast.com
 
2012-08-13 05:19:42 PM
stat.mobli.com

We have intelligence saying they have WMDs... they tried to buy redcake illudium q-36 from Nigeria!
 
2012-08-13 05:22:00 PM
From the comments ...

"Thank you for making sense in the face of thickness."

Allright wich one you farkers is it ?
 
2012-08-13 05:23:51 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


That you are mistaken about the dating, but that there is nothing in the Bible that precludes the possibility of life on other planets and finding it so near Earth should be no surprise. Indeed, perhaps God put there knowing that we'd want to explore further when we found it.

/personally I think those that place the age of the Earth in the tens of thousands of years are the ones who are mistaken, but then I leave room for God in my 13 billion year old Universe
 
2012-08-13 05:24:15 PM
www.addictinginfo.org

Barry just wants to go home.
 
2012-08-13 05:26:05 PM
But he's already been to Mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:29:18 PM

Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.


I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:31:37 PM

Ceiling Moran: But he's already been to Mars.

Mars visitors Basiago and Stillings confirm Barack Obama traveled to Mars



By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

Two former participants in the CIA's Mars visitation program of the early 1980's have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via "jump room."

Andrew D. Basiago, 50, a lawyer in Washington State who served in DARPA's time travel program Project Pegasus in the 1970's, and fellow chrononaut William B. Stillings, 44, who was tapped by the Mars program for his technical genius, have publicly confirmed that Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and that each later encountered Obama during visits to rudimentary U.S. facilities on Mars that took place from 1981 to 1983.


whatthefarkamireading.jpg
 
2012-08-13 05:32:16 PM

Nickninja: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.


Sort of like Spain and Great Britain and France went to war periodically over the New World?

You're new to Earth, aren't you? Why would it be a surprise?

/I welcome the Pirates of the Phobos
 
2012-08-13 05:34:05 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


C.S. Lewis wrote a sci-fi trilogy exploring the possibility of intelligent life on other planets from a Christian POV. So, this is hardly an idea that no Christians have considered. Hugh Ross, who is a pretty famous Christian apologist and has a PhD in astrophysics, has said (IIRC) that eventual discovery of evidence of microbial life on Mars is likely, if only because Mars and Earth have exchanged millions of tons of material with one another.
 
2012-08-13 05:36:18 PM

MacEnvy: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

Well I think the first question after discovery is "do they share a common ancestor with extant or extinct terrestrial lifeforms?" If yes, not many adjustments to theology need to be made. If no, then it gets a lot more complicated.


No, they'll just say that Carbon-14 dating is a hoax, and strata aging is nothing more than a trick by Satan.
 
2012-08-13 05:40:42 PM
He'll probably just ask them for money.
 
2012-08-13 05:45:04 PM

Lsherm: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

There's evidence of million-year-old life on earth and it doesn't trip up the creationists, what makes you think changing the planet is going to make a difference?

God put it there and made it look old. End of argument.


I think creationists default to "Satan put it there to deceive everyone and to trick Christians into not believing in God."
 
2012-08-13 05:51:20 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


I think you mean "fundamentalists."

Most Christians would be fine with this.

Heck, even CS Lewis wrote about it:

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-13 05:56:12 PM

CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x302]


Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.
 
2012-08-13 05:56:50 PM

UberDave: My guess is that they would simply restructure their faith around that little "problem"....you know, like every other time reality blew dogma out of the water.


Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.
 
2012-08-13 05:57:03 PM

Cryoteck: This won't help get rid of that crazy conspiracy theory where Obama visited Mars as a "Chrononaut" using the CIA's "Jump room" in the 80's


This right here. Obama should already know if there are Martians. He's just playing dumb.
 
2012-08-13 05:59:16 PM

mjg: anchor babies


Bring on the bikinis!

Oh wait, "anchor babies"...

Sorry, totally misread that as "anchor babes", was all geared up for a nautical-themed bikini thread.

/please, no babies in bikinis, not my style
 
2012-08-13 06:01:30 PM
estimated 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, so who knows

but they'd have to travel a good few light years, and, well, i figure they'd be a bit peckish if they came far traveling in such a small craft, but if they are as advanced as all that suggests, you'd think they'd work out there's no way that cow is fitting through that hole

astronomersden.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-13 06:01:59 PM

timujin: Yeah, that was fun. I got a call at 7:45am, just as I was getting in the shower, telling me that President Obama would be doing a video call with the MSL team and could I please make sure the TV servers are handling the load okay and don't crash... nothing like a timely "heads up."

/csb
//but, seriously, the most appropriate one I've ever posted
///nothing broke.


At least you got a call! I got the email announcement this morning when I woke up at 9:30. Would have liked to have at least watched the damned thing.
 
2012-08-13 06:04:01 PM

hdhale: Nickninja: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

I certainly hope not. If there is oil we'll go to war with china over mars.

Sort of like Spain and Great Britain and France went to war periodically over the New World?

You're new to Earth, aren't you? Why would it be a surprise?

/I welcome the Pirates of the Phobos


I never said it would be a surprise. If there's anything of value there beyond scientific understanding, war is a certainty.
 
2012-08-13 06:08:52 PM

Eagles409: If they do find life on Mars, I give it an hour before they're all registered to vote in Chicago.



and since they are so far ahead of homo sapians in evolutionary terms, they will no doubt vote Democrat. hell, a chimp knows enough to vote Democrat considering what the republicans (and their corporate owners) have done to this Nation since the 80's Reagan era.
 
2012-08-13 06:10:27 PM

Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war



war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.
 
2012-08-13 06:11:43 PM
Frankly, i think everyone should have the opportunity to have their very own personal UFO.
 
2012-08-13 06:14:39 PM
Panic is a sudden sensation of fear which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. Panic may occur singularly in individuals or manifest suddenly in large groups as mass panic (closely related to herd behavior).

The word panic derives from the Greek πανικός, "pertaining to shepherd god Pan", who took amusement from frightening herds of goats and sheep into sudden bursts of uncontrollable fear. The ancient Greeks credited the battle of Marathon's victory to Pan, using his name for the frenzied, frantic fear exhibited by the fleeing enemy soldiers.


prushton.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-13 06:16:06 PM

Mishno: ZAZ: ZAZ: Making contact with Martians is Hillary's job.

Diogenes: Because she's Secretary of State or because she's one of the Lizard People?

Mostly because she's Secretary of State, but also because her experience landing under sniper fire makes her the ideal official to face off against the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

Let's hope the martians aren't like the dogs that shoot bees out of their mouths when they bark. Hill doesn't do as well agains bees as she does snipers.


Obama just wants that Martian bee weaponry so he can keep whitey from colonizing Mars!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-13 06:21:01 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Do you wanna see 'em? We call it the freak-show!

/welcome to earf
 
2012-08-13 06:21:52 PM

CygnusDarius: problem


++++Adeptus Mechanicus reminder: Warp travel without the protection of a Gellar Field is unadvised. All praise to the Omnissiah.++++
 
2012-08-13 06:25:15 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Hm.

If they were scientiststical people, they would probably start wondering if these were really MARTIAN microbes or just something transported to Mars by the rover, because everyone knows there is no life anywhere but Earth.

But being antiscience people, they'll just attack the science as being faulty, bad, wrong, and making Jeezus cry.
 
2012-08-13 06:29:55 PM
I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.
 
2012-08-13 06:30:50 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


Maybe you have that backwards

www.rantingnewyorker.com
 
2012-08-13 06:34:22 PM

I alone am best: CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x302]

Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.


Horus Heresy?.
 
2012-08-13 06:34:47 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.

 
2012-08-13 06:43:46 PM

Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.


WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.
 
2012-08-13 06:46:19 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran.



Not to mention Moochelle.
 
2012-08-13 06:50:43 PM
Don't worry, Mr. President, we have Slim Whitman ready to be piped in at a moment's notice.
beerandamovie.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-13 06:55:17 PM
i742.photobucket.com
c257.r57.cf3.rackcdn.com
 
2012-08-13 07:00:35 PM

brantgoose: Don't keep it a secret and make me look like a fool like you did with Jimmy Carter.


Considering the damage the Obama administration has done to NASA, I doubt seriously that anything big will be announced before Nov.
 
2012-08-13 07:11:24 PM
So President Obama got on the horn with NASA's Curiosity team today and gave a nice little shout out to everyone's favorite geek -- "I understand there's a special mohawk guy that's working on the mission. I in the past thought about getting a mohawk myself."

@stefanjbecket promptly threw down a challenge: "Is someone going to shop the president with a mohawk or do I have to do everything around here"

@Darth was ON IT.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-08-13 07:15:59 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


I think he's going to try to tax them.
 
2012-08-13 07:16:09 PM
Considering what curiosity is really doing up there, it's understandable:

cdn.leasticoulddo.com
 
2012-08-13 07:20:34 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.


Republicans have always, at least in the last 30/40 years been cosier with the Pentagon than Dems. common knowledge. Republicans are always the ones hyping national security, them terrorists, etc. and the armed forces folks tend to vote Republican too.

Kennedy had no intention of getting involved in Nam and those other wars were world war that no president could have influenced either way.

nice try, though.
 
2012-08-13 07:21:13 PM
Solid, Mr. President.

If I were you, I'd want to know too, firstly, then I'd want a contingency plan, no?

*phew*

*bow*

I am SO glad I don't have to make those kinds of decisions...

;)
 
2012-08-13 07:26:33 PM
Democrats will take votes from anyone. . . including illegal aliens.
 
2012-08-13 07:34:36 PM
t0.gstatic.com

We found alien life! The bad news is, it's a space herpe.
 
2012-08-13 07:37:12 PM

Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.

Republicans have always, at least in the last 30/40 years been cosier with the Pentagon than Dems. common knowledge. Republicans are always the ones hyping national security, them terrorists, etc. and the armed forces folks tend to vote Republican too.

Kennedy had no intention of getting involved in Nam and those other wars were world war that no president could have influenced either way.

nice try, though.


And Korea was a 'Police Action'... So that doesn't count either.

And Iran is not going to happen however much you (SS) want it too
 
2012-08-13 07:37:19 PM
NASA to Obama: If you make contact with funding, please send it right away. KTHXBAI
 
2012-08-13 07:37:56 PM
I just have to decide what to eat tonight...;)
 
2012-08-13 07:39:16 PM

Oznog: [t0.gstatic.com image 275x183]

We found alien life! The bad news is, it's a space herpe.


That's fine with me. As long as it's not a queen.

collider.com
 
2012-08-13 07:40:13 PM
t0.gstatic.com

www.greatamericanink.com
 
2012-08-13 07:41:40 PM
F U, Obama. If we do discover any life on Mars, it won't be because you helped.
 
2012-08-13 07:42:38 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.
 
2012-08-13 07:48:40 PM

Man On Pink Corner: F U, Obama. If we do discover any life on Mars, it won't be because you helped.


WTF?

Show some respect, man.

At least finish with 'sir', sir.
 
2012-08-13 07:54:00 PM
Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?
 
2012-08-13 07:54:58 PM

4seasons85!: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.


We mean normal Christians. Obviously you're abnormal.
 
2012-08-13 08:00:59 PM

Bennie Crabtree: One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources...

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.


You're using Galileo as the example?
 
2012-08-13 08:02:49 PM
I guess he's never taken a look at his cabinet members.
 
2012-08-13 08:03:40 PM
images.icanhascheezburger.com

cats are from mars chickens are from pets
 
2012-08-13 08:04:03 PM

CygnusDarius: I alone am best: CygnusDarius: Umm, there's a problem...

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x302]

Mars is the home of the adeptus mechanicus. Chaos wouldnt get close to mars.

Horus Heresy?.


The Dark Mechanicum was from Mars, if I recall, though they joined Horus pretty far out I think. Besides, the Mechanicum is actually independent of the Empire, they have an agreement with the Emperor to supply the empire in return for autonomy. Hence the lack of Ecclesiarchs ransacking (or trying to, anyway) Mars for heretical machine-god worship.
 
2012-08-13 08:07:58 PM

Deep Contact: Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?


When they do, rest assured they will blog about it...

Write.
 
2012-08-13 08:09:00 PM

Indubitably: Deep Contact: Will the Martians get probed by the TSA?

When they do, rest assured they will blog about it...

Write.


"Oh, I will, sir."
 
2012-08-13 08:16:24 PM
Obama is hungry and wants to be the first to know if NASA discovers a tasty new breed of dog.
 
2012-08-13 08:16:37 PM

towatchoverme: UberDave: My guess is that they would simply restructure their faith around that little "problem"....you know, like every other time reality blew dogma out of the water.

Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.


Thanks for that, good read.
/FTFLA: I would hope we would at least occasionally entertain the idea that "I could be wrong."
 
2012-08-13 08:18:24 PM
Send More Chuck Berry!!!
 
2012-08-13 08:23:35 PM

Phony_Soldier: Obama is hungry and wants to be the first to know if NASA discovers a tasty new breed of dog.


Seriously?

Republican policy is repugnant to the working class/struggling to the middle, yo,

Why?

Reward Republicans?

For waht?

Intransigence?

Show your taxes, Mr. Romney.

If mine are public, so should be yours, man.

For we ALL went to publix.

Rather,

Show me where you made money for the working class, and I mean real money...

Show me the numbers.

Then,

Show me the people who will corroborate, sir(s).

Please and thank you.

;)
 
2012-08-13 08:23:52 PM

towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.


Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.
 
2012-08-13 08:28:18 PM

Gyrfalcon: 4seasons85!: Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.

I'm Christian and I am pretty sure the earth is much older than 6000 years. And evolution is fact. So yeah.

We mean normal Christians. Obviously you're abnormal.


Unfortunately I agree with you. A lot of Christians scare me. :( There are a few good ones out there though that actually read their Bible and try to be good people. We are a freak few though.
 
2012-08-13 08:28:19 PM

CommieTaoist: Man, you people are so gullible! Everyone knows that the only reason 0bama sent that rover up there to begin with was he put his original Kenyan birth certificate college transcripts on it so Sheriff Joe and his posse couldn't find it.


FIFY

/Is the reason he won't release them because he pulled an Elizabeth Warren?
//Romney needs to release more than 2 years of tax return after Obama release the transcripts.
///Ryan, Biden, Reid and Boehner at least 5 years of tax returns as well.
 
2012-08-13 08:34:10 PM

God-is-a-Taco: towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.

Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.


Oh that was fun... Mighta knocked a few points of the old IQ there, thanks...
 
2012-08-13 08:48:51 PM
FTA "After commending their hard work and genius as a symbol of America's space prowess and innovation, he finished his call with this:

If in fact you do make contact with Martians, please tell me know right away."


No he didn't.
 
2012-08-13 09:09:29 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Considering the Vatican said it had no beef with the idea of extraterrestrial life, probably nothing.

/oh, wait, you're stereotyping
 
2012-08-13 09:13:31 PM

Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.


For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.
 
2012-08-13 09:19:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Linux_Yes: Smeggy Smurf: He just wants to know where to start the next war


war?

that's the Republican domain of expertise.

WW1 - WIlson (D)
WW2 - Roosevelt (D)
Korea - Truman (D)
Vietnam - Johnson (D)

Compare those to the recent spat of brushfire wars under both Bushes and I'm going ot say the Democrats have been the bloodthirsty bastards last century. Now Fartbongo is sitting on the verge of getting us involved in Iran. He's already gotten us into Libya.


I was unaware that America was the one who started those four wars. I know for the first two that we did our best to remain out of them until we were attacked or threatened, and the other two we came to the aid of someone else who was attacked first.

Bush, however, not only attacked the wrong country after 9/11, he lied about the reason for it as well.
 
2012-08-13 09:20:23 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.


"Kokopell-I, man," he said whistling while walking away...

;)
 
2012-08-13 09:21:27 PM

Indubitably: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.

"Kokopell-I, man," he said whistling while walking away...

;)


Read petroglyphs, friend.
 
2012-08-13 09:33:55 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


The church already said that aliens probably exist and that it wouldn't change their faith if they found it, but keep farking that chicken. Why does every thread about this shiat turn into "I HATE RELIGION"
 
2012-08-13 09:35:06 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.


A Greek philosopher, I forget which one, remarked that gods looked like man only because man created them. He opined that if horses had gods they would look like horses, if oxen had gods they would look like oxen. Even the most animal-like gods were essentially animal-avatars of human aspects.

[shrug] There's no need to see arrogance and evil in it; it's just hard to worship an actual crocodile that lays on the riverbank all day and occasionally eats a zebra. People need to worship a crocodile that at least causes the river to rise and fall or something.
 
2012-08-13 09:47:39 PM

wildsnowllama: I was told Obama had his own time machine. Are you telling me "he didn't build that?"


Al Gore built it.
 
2012-08-13 09:57:25 PM
Christianity hates evolution but is OK with the possibility of finding microbal life on Mars?

[let_me_laugh_even_harder.jpg]
 
2012-08-13 10:00:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: Keizer_Ghidorah: Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.

For one, they only cared because there might be humans on those moons, humans that are either Christian or need to be turned into Christians. Because God's too lazy to tell everybody about him, apparently, what with humans who weren't in the Middle East during ye olden times not having a single clue about God. Which really goes to show the incredible arrogance and hubris of humanity, that God made Man in His divine image, man caused the entire universe to fall into chaos and sin, man is blessed above all other life, man this, man that, man man man.

And look at all the other deities man created. Except for a few, they're all human or near-human, having an animal head on a human body or some wings or duck feet or something. Quetzacoatl is the most imaginative of the bunch, and he's a snake with bird wings, a feather collar, and 80's hair.

A Greek philosopher, I forget which one, remarked that gods looked like man only because man created them. He opined that if horses had gods they would look like horses, if oxen had gods they would look like oxen. Even the most animal-like gods were essentially animal-avatars of human aspects.

[shrug] There's no need to see arrogance and evil in it; it's just hard to worship an actual crocodile that lays on the riverbank all day and occasionally eats a zebra. People need to worship a croc ...


It's arrogance to make deities in our image. We think we're so awesome that if there were divine beings they must surely look like us, and they created us in their image because we're so special, and because we're so special the gods base all their actions around us.

Take Genesis, for example. God spends five days creating everything. When he's done he feels empty and unfulfilled, there's something missing. I know! MAN! And out of all his creation, Man can talk and think and be pals with God. But God forgot to, unlike with the rest of creation, make a female version, and he's confused about why Adam is so lonely and mopey until Adam finally has to tell the all-knowing one "How come I don't have a girlfriend?", and God says "Oops", pulls a rib out of Adam, and fashions a woman from it (alone among all of the living creation, human woman was not created from the dirt but from man, which indicates she's not equal to her male counterpart like the animal females are to theirs). Later, God's busy or something, that wily ol' serpent sneaks in and suggests eating the fruit of good/bad smartness to Eve, she snacks on them and gives some to Adam, and when God finds out he curses the entire farking universe because man learned about good and bad. Eventually the entire universe will go cold and die because of the first two humans to exist, if God doesn't just blow it up with Armageddon first.
 
2012-08-13 10:55:48 PM

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


And register them to vote
 
2012-08-13 11:07:09 PM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


The biggest blow to the Abrahamic religions came about 150 years ago with the Origin of Species. Instead of being special creations molded in the image of a higher power, we're instead the end product of a very long line of lucky impersonal circumstances. We're no better than any other animal, preprogrammed to eat, reproduce and die into oblivion. You can't reconcile that with religion, which is why despite overwhelming evidence the religious fundamentalists still fight it so hard.

Compared to the sobering faith-destroying fact of evolution, finding life on another planet would be non-event, and is far more easily reconcilable with religion.
 
2012-08-13 11:09:06 PM

sno man: God-is-a-Taco: towatchoverme:
Yes, because all Christians are fundamentalist nutjobs.

Hermeneutics versus Inerrancy.

Hmm, interesting article. "We don't know what the fark we're doing" is refreshingly candid.

I guess I'll check their most recent article for comparison.

Oh that was fun... Mighta knocked a few points of the old IQ there, thanks...


Well, you know ... nobody's perfect and all that.

(Yeah, second article ... full of th' derp).
 
2012-08-13 11:09:17 PM
This prick?

This is like Nixon making a phone call to Armstrong and Aldrin on the Moon, trying to bask in the glory of the achievements of those whose throats he was cutting even as he spoke.
 
2012-08-13 11:11:15 PM
watch out I heard they had a rodent problem
www.bikermice.tv
 
2012-08-13 11:47:37 PM

towatchoverme:
Well, you know ... nobody's perfect and all that.

(Yeah, second article ... full of th' derp).


To be fair, no one has shown that Anne Hathaway doesn't support NAMBLA.
 
2012-08-14 12:02:41 AM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-14 12:22:09 AM
I can't help but LOL at the folks predicting WWIII if there is OIL on mars.

On the fracking moon which is several orders of magnitude closer than mars the cost of recovering a given amount of material is more than the cost of that amount of gold, so if there was a giant stack of gold bars on the moon it would cost more to go get them than they are worth.

Oil is worth quite a bit less than gold and mars it quite a bit further.
 
2012-08-14 12:49:10 AM
i160.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-14 01:19:43 AM
Coco LaFemme
Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.
Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Don't forget Jews and Islam. They share the same stories.

The Fark Athiest: somebody who doesn't like fundamental Christians, namely Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists. Who cares? Most Christians wish those people would shut up as well. I am a devout Christian and scientist; I am also non-denominational as I see the different sects as nothing more than political machines. But, back to the original post, why focus your hate on only Christians (obviously catholics according to your profile)? Is it not accepted for liberals to be Jew-bashers or intellectually savvy to hate Islam. If you are going to be an atheist, spread your discourse evenly amongst all of the Abrahamic religions, or all religions at that. Otherwise you come across as a pouting child who didn't get something they wanted for Christmas or somebody who can't put together a jigsaw puzzle without a picture to look at.
 
2012-08-14 02:20:46 AM
please tell me know!
 
2012-08-14 05:10:38 AM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


Depends on the particular sect, but I expect if we found microbial life on Mars, most Christian groups wouldn't worry too much about it. When intelligent alien life is contacted, that is when you will see riots as whole belief systems come crashing down.
 
2012-08-14 07:11:16 AM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-14 08:24:08 AM
In other news. Everyone else would ask that
 
2012-08-14 10:24:10 AM
"Biker Mice from Mars"?
 
2012-08-14 10:33:35 AM

Bennie Crabtree: I rarely see derp in the threads of science blogs but wtf are Gizmodo readers on? God having a wife? Mistresses? I thought it was some kind of joke but they seem to really misunderstand the very long tradition of Catholic natural philosophers discussing life on other planets. One example: Galileo received funding from Catholic sources when he suggested the moons of Jupiter could be related to God having other people living on Jupiter (and therefore humans should communicate with them).

The Vatican was the original funder for the search for alien life, and the reasons were theological, political, and scientific.


But.. that flies directly in the face of some of our most cherished beliefs about ourselves, that science and religion (especially the Catholic Church, because Galileo and.. uh.. Well, Galileo will do for now. I'm sure there are more examples) are at war, and that we are on the winning side. How can what you're saying be true?
 
2012-08-14 11:20:55 AM

Coco LaFemme: Makh: Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.

Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.


If anything, it should just bolster the importance and power of their god. A god that makes life is great. If he makes it twice, then even better. But some will be angry, and say it is all BS and contamination from Earth.

Not sure if it'd be the it'd be the greatest discovery in mankind, but definitely in the top 5...
 
2012-08-14 03:50:32 PM

machoprogrammer: Why does every thread about this shiat turn into "I HATE RELIGION"


If it weren't for RELIGION, I could put on some sunscreen and a mask, step outside my front door, pick up a rock, and look at it under my microscope, if I wanted to look for evidence of native life on Mars.
 
2012-08-14 03:52:41 PM

MmmmBacon: Depends on the particular sect, but I expect if we found microbial life on Mars, most Christian groups wouldn't worry too much about it. When intelligent alien life is contacted, that is when you will see riots as whole belief systems come crashing down.


You're talking about some people who have already made their peace with the concept of a cosmic Jewish zombie who can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

These folks have shown that they can rationalize anything. Contact with extraterrestrial life forms isn't going to be a problem.
 
2012-08-14 06:29:22 PM

Coco LaFemme: Oh I wonder what the Christians will say, if there's evidence of millions-year-old life on Mars....even if it's just microbial.



Oh, okay, I'll bite . . .

NEWS FLASH: Not all Christians feel our Earth consists of all life in the known universe.


. . . I'd actually guesstimate most believe in the possibility of life elsewhere--barring the super evangelical ones.
 
2012-08-14 06:30:28 PM
. . . and yes, I meant "constitutes," not "consists."
 
2012-08-15 04:46:55 AM

Linux_Yes: Frankly, i think everyone should have the opportunity to have their very own personal UFO.


So, if everyone had their own personal flying object, how would they all be unidentified?
 
2012-08-15 09:09:44 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Linux_Yes: Frankly, i think everyone should have the opportunity to have their very own personal UFO.

So, if everyone had their own personal flying object, how would they all be unidentified?


*cue clapping actor*
 
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