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Monday, July 01, 2002

God and Martians-This was an interesting post over at Kesher Talk, as a very orthodox rabbi had this comment on a Jewish scientist's questioning whether searching for life on Mars was proper
"Dr. Greene, look for life on Mars! And if you don't find it there, look somewhere else in the universe for it. Because for you to sit here and say there is no life outside of planet earth is to put limitations on the Creator, and that is not something any of His creatures can do!"
Genesis 1:1 says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1 goes into a lot of details on the earth but very little about the heavens. I don't see where Genesis or any other part of the Bible would preclude life elsewhere. Finding intelegent life elsewhere would be problematic to our theology, but I don't see finding lichen under the rocks on Mars or hydrothermal critters on Europa a danger to Christian theology.

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