New Survey Says That Almost Half of All Americans Believe in Aliens

In the mid-July 2017, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned a national survey conducted by Toluna regarding UFOs, aliens and abductions. The purpose of the survey was to celebrate and promote the August 1, 2017 release of its film, Phoenix Forgotten. 1,756 Americans participated in the survey. Their ages ranged from 18 to 55 and…

Where Do Aliens Come From?

We used to believe that intelligent alien life might be found within our very Solar system, perhaps even on the Moon itself; however, as we continue to explore the cosmos, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis has undergone a steady territorial retreat. The Great Moon Hoax of 1835 was disproven by further telescopic surveys.  Mars and Venus were…

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…

If We Are In A Massive Computer Simulation, Who Is The Programmer?

 I was reading a 2016 feedback article on Creation.com, entitled, “Is the universe a simulation?” when I realized how much the allegedly Biblical principles that modern creationists tout in support of their Earthbound religious perspective have in common with Simulation Hypothesis.  For those of you who don’t know what Simulation Hypothesis is, it’s the idea…

CreationWiki’s Bad Argument Against ‘Any Other Earths’

CreationWiki believes that the Bible teaches that there aren’t “any other Earths.” At least, that’s the argument presented in their Extraterrestrial Life article: Consider this well-known verse, which Astronaut Jim Lovell, one of the first three men to orbit the moon, read aloud on that occasion: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1…

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…