University of Minnesota physicist Woods Halley, who just published a book about the prospects of extraterrestrial life, says we don't know enough about how life got started on Earth to be able to recognize alien life, even if it were staring us in the face.
"I think there are three options," Halley told Discovery News.
- "Life is rare, which I think has a reasonable probability of being correct.
- Life is weird -- every time you run into it, it's extremely different from the last time you saw it.
- Life is dull, meaning you will find something that looks a lot like life on Earth and our problems (in detecting life) are technical.
"I've come to the view that they're all possible, but the preponderance of evidence most likely fits the first -- we are rare," Halley said.
The Bible holds a Truth which Mr. Halley and all mankind needs. Man has searched the Heavens looking for man when he should have been looking for God. God does say that He can be found in the Heavens:
Rom1.20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
Published on Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 4:15 AM CDT