The Wow! Signal Gets An Answer

The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal received by Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope on August 15, 1977. The signal lasted fir 72 secinds and was 30 times stronger than background emmissions. Upon reviewing the data a few days kater, astronomer Jerry R. Ehman discovered the anomaly and wrote “Wow!” next…

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…

Does an Alien Zombie Apocalypse Solve the Fermi Paradox?

It seems like the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse gets just as much attention from the media as the UFO phenomenon. Shows like the Walking Dead and movies like World War Z have certainly made the concept more popular than it once was. I’m not immune. A copy of Max Brooks’ essential reference book, The…

We might never detect alien signals… Is this by God’s design?

In anticipation of his newest Alien franchise movie, director Ridley Scott has weighed in on whether he thinks extraterrestrial intelligence exists: “I believe in superior beings. I think it is certainly likely. “An expert I was talking to at NASA said to me ‘have you ever looked in the sky at night? You mean to tell me…

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…

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…

NASA Moonwalker: Aliens Haven’t Visited Earth Because of Altruism?

A few days ago, I stumbled upon an article with the headline, “Astronaut who walked on the moon: ‘why I know aliens haven’t visited Earth’.” In that article, Megan Palin interviewed astronaut Alan Bean, the 4th man to walk on the mokn and one of only 12 people to do so.  While Mr. Bean definitely…

John Glenn and the Extraterrestrials 

Amid the pop stars and icons of last year, a true American hero died. John Glenn died at the ripe old age of 95, having lived a full and adventurous life. He got his first taste of flying when he was only eight. He flew a total of 149 combat missions during World War II…

Christians Will Colonize the Cosmos!

Fellow Christian author E. Stephen Burnet has written a thought provoking post over at SpeculativeFaith.com, entitled Will Christians Colonize the Cosmos?  He correctly notes that Christian objections to the idea that we will colonize space center on our eschatology. Basically, our End Times theology has resulted in a geocentric futurology: we don’t think we’ll get far…

Why the Search for Exoplanets Should Be Encouraged

The news of several Earth-sized planets orbiting a small, dim star called TRAPPIST-1 fell like a bombshell this past few days. The announcement was well orchestrated, complete with a 360 image of an exoplanet’s surface,  a more mundane image of the same, a little video, and even a travel poster. It was admittedly overkill, but…

Tabby’s Star: Not an Alien Megastructure After All

Some of you have heard of the fuss over KIC 8462852 aka Tabby’s Star. Back in 2015, the Kepler Space Telescope noticed that the star was flickering and dramatically dimming. This resulted in immediate speculation that the star’s strange behavior was evidence of an advanced alien civilization that was building a vast solar array that…