Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Is there Intelligent Life in Outer Space?

For decades, speculation about extraterrestrial life has been boosted by tales of flying saucers and encounters with aliens. Some have even claimed that the “sons of God” and/or the “nephilim” of Genesis 6:4 were aliens.

In 1996, this search for “little green men” was fueled from another source. NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and its researchers claimed to have found evidence for simple life-forms in a meteorite, allegedly from Mars, found in Antarctica.

Since then, this “proof” of life in the “Mars rock” has lost much favor among the scientific community. The supposed “nano-fossils” were probably no more than magnetite whiskers plus artifacts of the experimental process.

Despite this, the 2 kg rock ignited a new surge of “Mars fever.” In the next 20 years, the Americans, Europeans, Japanese and Russians plan several new projects to explore our neighboring planet, which is around 48 million (48,ooo,ooo) miles away at its closest approach.

Meanwhile, belief in extraterrestrial intelligence continues to grow with an almost religious fervor.

Sign of Design: It is hard to see logically how evolutionary selection mechanisms are of any use to the theory of life originally arising from simple chemicals until you have self-replicating, programed machinery, such as characterizes all life, already in existance.