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(Gizmodo)   Obama to NASA: "If you make contact with Martians, please tell me right away"   (gizmodo.com) divider line 36
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2012-08-13 07:42:38 PM
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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 05:56:50 PM
2 votes:

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 05:23:51 PM
2 votes:

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 02:40:24 PM
2 votes:

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 01:34:07 PM
2 votes:
Oh please, NASA find life/fossils/oil.
2012-08-13 01:21:00 PM
2 votes:
Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.
2012-08-13 09:33:55 PM
1 votes:

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 08:18:24 PM
1 votes:
Send More Chuck Berry!!!
2012-08-13 07:41:40 PM
1 votes:
F U, Obama. If we do discover any life on Mars, it won't be because you helped.
2012-08-13 07:37:19 PM
1 votes:
NASA to Obama: If you make contact with funding, please send it right away. KTHXBAI
2012-08-13 07:34:36 PM
1 votes:
t0.gstatic.com

We found alien life! The bad news is, it's a space herpe.
2012-08-13 07:11:24 PM
1 votes:
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 06:43:46 PM
1 votes:

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 06:34:22 PM
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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 06:30:50 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: Meh. Probably wants to grant them amnesty.


Maybe you have that backwards

www.rantingnewyorker.com
2012-08-13 06:29:55 PM
1 votes:
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 06:25:15 PM
1 votes:

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 06:11:43 PM
1 votes:
Frankly, i think everyone should have the opportunity to have their very own personal UFO.
2012-08-13 06:01:30 PM
1 votes:
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 05:56:12 PM
1 votes:

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 05:51:20 PM
1 votes:

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 05:45:04 PM
1 votes:

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 05:11:04 PM
1 votes:
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 05:09:54 PM
1 votes:
Forget martians and microbes, we need to be looking for Prothean ruins!
2012-08-13 05:09:29 PM
1 votes:
Umm, there's a problem...

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-08-13 05:08:34 PM
1 votes:

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 05:07:31 PM
1 votes:
He just wants to know where to start the next war
2012-08-13 05:02:51 PM
1 votes:
If they do find life on Mars, I give it an hour before they're all registered to vote in Chicago.
2012-08-13 04:59:22 PM
1 votes:

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.
mjg
2012-08-13 04:56:01 PM
1 votes:
anchor babies
2012-08-13 04:13:35 PM
1 votes:
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."
2012-08-13 03:26:11 PM
1 votes:
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 02:37:04 PM
1 votes:

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 02:14:29 PM
1 votes:
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 02:00:24 PM
1 votes:

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 01:42:43 PM
1 votes:

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.
 
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