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« on: December 05, 2011, 05:32:06 PM »

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/kepler-22b/
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" "For the first time, astronomers have found a planet smack in the middle of the habitable zone of its sunlike star, where temperatures are good for life. “If this planet has a surface, it would have a very nice temperature of some 70° Fahrenheit [21°C],” says William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center here, who is the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler space telescope. "

This brings up the question: what implications would the discovery of extraterrestrial life have on Orthodoxy/Christianity/religion in general?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 05:40:22 PM »

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/kepler-22b/
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" "For the first time, astronomers have found a planet smack in the middle of the habitable zone of its sunlike star, where temperatures are good for life. “If this planet has a surface, it would have a very nice temperature of some 70° Fahrenheit [21°C],” says William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center here, who is the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler space telescope. "

This brings up the question: what implications would the discovery of extraterrestrial life have on Orthodoxy/Christianity/religion in general?

None to me. God is still the God of the universe.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 06:11:40 PM »

Conquer and Convert.  For Glory, Gold, and God!

Wait, that's those other guys...
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 06:15:52 PM »

I think they would all be Orthodox already... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 09:58:25 PM »

I think they would all be Orthodox already... Wink

That would be fascinating. That is, to study what religious manifestation, if any, was shown in an intelligent life outside of this solar system.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 10:02:11 PM »

I'll visit there during summer vacation. Cool
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 11:39:44 PM »

So, are they coming to steal our water and blow us all up, or what?
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 11:48:10 PM »

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/kepler-22b/
Alternative link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655

" "For the first time, astronomers have found a planet smack in the middle of the habitable zone of its sunlike star, where temperatures are good for life. “If this planet has a surface, it would have a very nice temperature of some 70° Fahrenheit [21°C],” says William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center here, who is the principal investigator of NASA’s Kepler space telescope. "

This brings up the question: what implications would the discovery of extraterrestrial life have on Orthodoxy/Christianity/religion in general?

None to me. God is still the God of the universe.

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Totally agree, I don't see the conflict.

Let's move and use up the resources a little slower this time...
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 02:10:43 AM »

So, are they coming to steal our water and blow us all up, or what?

worse...they are coming for our incense!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 02:46:04 AM »

So, are they coming to steal our water and blow us all up, or what?

worse...they are coming for our incense!!!

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 12:34:20 PM »

i think we are beginning to discover that our planet is not as unique as we once thought...
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 01:28:18 PM »

So, are they coming to steal our water and blow us all up, or what?

It didn't work in the movie.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 11:32:14 PM »

So, are they coming to steal our water and blow us all up, or what?

It didn't work in the movie.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 11:44:27 PM »

Seeing how hard it is to live on this planet, I wonder what gases that planet has for an atmosphere? How fast and wild are it's Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes........etc.

Also, what is it's gravity like?
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 11:51:15 PM »

This brings up the question: what implications would the discovery of extraterrestrial life have on Orthodoxy/Christianity/religion in general?


Non for Salvation is for the whole Cosmos and not just for man alone. There will be a new heaven and a new earth. We as humans are just the first fruits in that process.

And so it doesn't really matter what's in the Cosmos. Whatever is in it will go through the same process.
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2011, 12:57:00 AM »

Alight , Lotar kree!( attention earthlings!) be ready to mine naquahdah for the Gua'uld police

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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2011, 01:21:30 AM »

Seeing how hard it is to live on this planet, I wonder what gases that planet has for an atmosphere? How fast and wild are it's Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes........etc.

Also, what is it's gravity like?

i dont know but if we travelled at the speed of light it would take 400 years to get there...
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2011, 01:38:10 AM »

I guess the implications are something like the following:

Traditionally, the Church has seen Man as the pinnacle of material creation, since we consist of body and soul.

Intelligent life elsewhere suggests that in fact there may be other creatures that consist of body and soul that are not Man.

This raises questions about the Church's claim that Man is the pinnacle of material creation on the grounds of possessing both body and soul. Wouldn't these intelligent aliens also qualify for the status of "pinnacle of material creation"? If so, how do they fit into the Divine Economy as the Church understands it?
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2011, 02:06:28 AM »

it doesn't. no use speculating about such things.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2011, 02:32:42 AM »

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i dont know but if we travelled at the speed of light it would take 400 years to get there...
Plus another 400 to get through security and the baggage claim.  police
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