The Percolation Hypothesis holds that they can’t overcome the laws of physics any more than we can and that colonies would lose touch with the home planet due to slow communications, thus losing interest in space travel goals. But now, if there is a purpose behind the universe, maybe we and the aliens weren’t intended to meet. That was C.S. Lewis’s view.
Nathan Muse: Regarding faith and reason, McGrath does an excellent job showing how many of Dawkins’ arguments for atheism can easily be turned on their head to prove the opposite and that this actually tells the reader something about the meaning of life.
“Seventy-five years ago, C.S. Lewis published his novel ”That Hideous Strength,” which explored the dangers of government in the name of science. What relevance does Lewis’s advice on the promise and perils of science-based public policy have in the age of COVID-19 and beyond? “