Kirk Durston: Would ET life doom atheism?
|June 4, 2017||Posted by News under Atheism, Extraterrestrial life|
The probability of life spontaneously self-assembling anywhere in this universe is mind-staggeringly unlikely; essentially zero. If you are so unquestioningly naïve as to believe we just got incredibly lucky, then bless your soul.
If we were to discover extraterrestrial life, however, then we would have had to get mind-staggeringly lucky two times! Like the forensic detectives at the lotteries commission, a thinking person would have to start operating on the well-founded suspicion that “something is going on.”
On the other hand, the existence of life and beauty elsewhere in the universe is not at all surprising under the hypothesis of a Creator who is the Artist of Hidden Beauty. Indeed, logic dictates the existence of a supernatural creator, as I have shown here, and our observations of the universe indicate it was specifically designed to support life. More.
Logic can dictate anything it wants; naturalism is a-logical.
See also: Space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow: Aliens have visited Earth When asked if he expects to see forms of intelligent life as humans explore the universe, Bigelow replied, “You don’t have to go anywhere. … It’s just, like, right under people’s noses.” (Of course, if that is what he believes, evidence seems superfluous.)
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