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…

Guy Malone’s “Doctrine of Stated Intent” and Other Bad Arguments Against Aliens 

Over the past few days, I’ve been watching presentations from the Roswell UFO Festival 2017: “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” This particular post concerns a presentation given by RoswellMission.org founder and conference organizer Guy Malone on June 30, 2917, entitled, “Are Aliens Demons? Evidences That Suggest ‘Yes.’” While I may comment…

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…

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…

Would Lovecraft-Inspired, Hibernating Digital Aliens Solve the Fermi Paradox?

If microbes-to-man evolution is true and the universe progresses by purely natural processes, the Copernican Principle of Mediocrity suggests that life should be ubiquitous. We should be able to detect signs and signals of intelligent alien life to the point where the news stops reporting it because it’s so commonplace. Obviously that’s not the case…

What Vaccines and Alien Abductions Have in Common

What do vaccines and alleged alien abductions have in common? Aside from needles… Believe it or not, according to conspiracy theorists the thing that vaccines and alien abductions have in common is that both are named as probable causes for autism! In April 2017, Anthony Lawson, et al, published a study called “Pilot comparative study…

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…

Why Christianity would survive the discovery of aliens

An article by Santhosh Matthew over at the Guardian caught my eye today. It was titled “The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it?” “Contact with intelligent life elsewhere in the universe will present theological and philosophical conundrums that many religions will find deeply challenging. This is especially true for…

Strangers and Aliens Gets Some Love

It’s a bit frustrating sometimes when your book is apparently The Most Hated Book in Creationism… especially when no one particularly engages the arguments in said book and resorts to insults and appeals to authority instead. Truth isn’t always well-received. Still, I’m not exactly looking to be an exotheological martyr so I was pleasantly surprised to…