From: Dr. Blake Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Sep 04 2002 - 21:07:32 EDT
--- "Howard J. Van Till" <email@example.com>
> One of my mischievous hopes is that positive SETI
> results will be known
> before I die. It would necessitate some fascinating
> adjustments in theology.
In which (whose) theology? Paul Davies would agree
with you, but I don't think he has much more than a
scintilla (if that) of real understanding of real
theology and I don't think you would think theology
would need to be adjusted in the way he might presume.
Interestingly, ET life to Davies (last I read his
current opinion) would be further evidence in favor of
God. Yet, there are plenty of materialists who would
think the opposite. The funny thing I find about most
arguments from nature either by atheists or by theists
is that they can almost always be interpreted to
satisfy either position (of course with various
degrees of persuasiveness).
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