In Which Ken Ham Continues To Promote the Lie that Isaiah 45:18 Says ANYTHING About Aliens

Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has recently “written” a post (with the help of the oft-times half-cocked “AiG’s research team”) called “Study: Mars “More Uninhabitable Than Previously Thought.” Apparently, a new study [“Perchlorates on Mars enhance the bacteriocidal effects of UV light.” Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4662 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04910-3] has concluded that Mars is currently more unsuitable…

What Are We Really Looking For?

“What are we really looking for in stories of flying saucers and government cover-ups?” Luke Sharret asks in a July 7, 2017 op-ed for The New York Times entitled, “Roswell’s Mysteries Are Life’s Mysteries.” The short answer is just that: answers. “The longer one is in Roswell, the harder it becomes to avoid trying to…

Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 1: A Cosmic Perspective for Humanity

One of the presentations from the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival (themed “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis”) that I was most intrigued by a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion.” The speaker, Dr. Michael Heiser, is a fellow science fiction author so I was very much interested in where he would…

Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To Be Saved Anyway

By and large, Biblical creationists are anti-alien and they think the Bible forbids the existence of extraterrestrials. I blame Gary Bates. Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and, more importantly, the author of the best-selling book, Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. While there were anti-alien articles around before his book…

In Which Gary Bates Responds To My Post About Aliens and the Bible

Gary Bates, CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, has responded to my previous post, Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify The Bible. Predictably , he has taken objection to it and to an earlier post refuting his anti-alien arguments called Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To…

Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify the Bible

Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. It is perhaps no surprise that Bates does not believe aliens exist, especially intelligent aliens capable of moral decisions, because he feels the latter could potentially falsify Christianity. During a lecture given…

Jesus Crucified on Countless Alien Worlds?

Dr. Danny Faulkner’s (Answers in Genesis) article “Is Belief in Alien Life Harmless?” made rounds again recently. I’ve already answered Dr. Faulkner’s article, detailing the logical and Scriptural errors it contains; however I wanted to comment on a peculiar misrepresentation of the views of former US President John Adams. I could note of course that it…

Alien Salvation: Answering A Cartoon Argument Against ETs

It sounds like an old joke: “Superman, Chewbacca and Spock walk into a bar…” Except in this case, it’s a cartoon strip by fellow creationist Dan Lietha, so no bar… and Superman’s reading the Bible. The animated strip ostensibly seeks to answer the question: “Is the Idea of Alien Life in Outer Space Biblical?” Fair…

Aliens Won’t Eat Us & Other Evolutionary Assumptions About Extraterrestrials 

A new book of essays edited by Jim Al-Khalili aims to give insight on aliens, space exploration, transhumanism, robot overlords and a whole host of other related subjects to a public saturated with misinformation and misunderstanding resulting from sci-fi tropes. A recent Time.com article by Sarah Begley looked at 5 of the myths that Aliens: The World’s Leading…

CreationWiki Thinks Aliens Would Cause Believers to Abandon the Bible

“We can safely say however, that if alien spaceships in fact landed on Earth… the reality of alien interaction would be undeniable to all those who dwell on earth. At this point, we would expect all Bible believers to set their Bibles aside and never give God a second thought.” The preceding quote is from…

Is the Search for ET Rebellion Against God?

I was researching the history of modern creationists thought on exotheology recently, when I came across Ken Ham’s earliest article on the search for extraterrestrial life. The article, entitled Any Little Green Men Out There?, originally appeared in Creation 15, no 1 (December 1992): 14-16. In that article, Ken Ham wrote of the search for extraterrestrial…