German theologian Ulrike Auga’s space images advisory role for NASA seems particularly suspect not just because it smacks of Leni Riefenstahl-style manipulation but because some weeks ago (February 8) Auga abruptly cancelled an interview with me about her work on the nearly $3M NASA/Templeton/Center of Theological Inquiry investigation (2015-2017) into how the religious community would respond to the discovery of life in outer space plus we have not seen any report in the US from Auga about her US publicly funded advisory activity for NASA.
Auga was a 2015-2016 NASA/Templeton/CTI religious scholar, one of two dozen funded by the project. Auga is currently a professor at the University of Vienna specializing in gender studies. More.
There is absolutely no evidence, as in none, zip, zero, that any traditional religion gives a rat’s patoot whether NASA finds life in outer space or not. It is a totally made-up problem. Were I an American, I would certainly resent having to fund it via NASA.
Auga could certainly make the news if she reported any evidence of it.
Mazur is the author of a number of books on the huge paradigm shift taking place in evolution studies (whether anyone admits it or not). Maybe start with Paradigm Shifters and acquire the others as convenient to get up to speed.
See also: Suzan Mazur: NASA, tax dollars, space aliens, and religion… Of course, it’s yet to be determined that most religious people have much invested in the matter one way or the other, relative to their irreligious neighbours.
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