Life in Heaven
Up to now, science has not yet confirmed with any certainty that: aliens – if they appear – they will be angels descending from heaven, ETs (Extra-Terrestrial) coming in harmony. peace or bloodthirsty warriors who want to conquer the earth.
NASA wants to know exactly how the world’s religions will react if they find evidence of alien life. That’s why the agency is sponsoring a research program to find out.
Since 2016, NASA has assembled 24 theologians at the Center for Theosophical Investigations in Princeton for a year-long program called “Social Implications of Biological Sciences,” The Times reports. Astronomy”. The research team was tasked with answering: how exactly will religions react to the discovery of alien life.
At first glance, the research topic is quite bizarre, but thinking about it a little deeper, this task is really valuable. Billions of people around the world follow a religion – in one form or another. So how will alien life change their perception of God? How will it affect the centuries-old stories in the Bible? Will religions have to change their doctrines?
Aliens are not an obstacle
As it turns out, reality doesn’t look like much will change. One of the program participants, Dr. Andrew Davison, both an Anglican priest and theologian at Cambridge University, has published a new book on the research program with the aim of this study. “Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine”. In it, he said: “The majority of the results show that it is not too difficult for traditionalists to accept the idea of alien.
Davison added that the non-religious community in general tends to “exaggerate the challenges that religious people will face” if we discover evidence of alien life.
A rabbi, a Muslim priest and another Anglican priest also told The Times that Christianity, Judaism and Islam would still be fine if we one day discover life. alien.
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The truth is out there
It is interesting that NASA gathered a group of religious leaders together to “talk” about aliens for a whole year. However, it is also a signal of how confident the agency is about discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life in the near future.
Plus, with the launch of the brand new $10 billion James Webb space telescope, are we about to answer the question: is there life “out there”? So, NASA’s actions are also quite reasonable, and they probably just want to make sure that most people will be okay with the results of the discovery.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), formerly known as the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), is a built space telescope that was launched at 19:20 on December 25, 2021. The JWST telescope has unprecedented sensitivity and resolution with the ability to collect from visible to mid-infrared wavelengths, and is the next generation of telescopes to the Hubble Space Telescope. and the Spitzer space telescope. The telescope features a 6.5-meter-diameter composite primary mirror that is delivered by rocket to point L2 of the Solar-Earth system. Large solar panels will keep the mirror and four scientific instruments below 50 K (−220 °C; −370 °F).
JWST’s capabilities will enable extensive research into the fields of astronomy and cosmology. An important goal is to observe the most distant objects in the Universe, beyond the research capabilities of current ground instruments and space telescopes. These include the first stars, the reionization era, and the formation of the first galaxies. Another goal is to understand star and planet formation. To do that, JWST will photograph molecular clouds and star-forming clouds, study disks of gas and dust surrounding young stars, take direct images of planets, and record the spectrum of atmospheres planets pass through their parent star.