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originally posted by: Erno86
"The entire U.S. Federal budget for asteroid detection is 1/20,000th of what we spend on homeland security."
originally posted by: LOSTinAMERICA
They make first contact and see us as we truly are. Then get back on their ship and leave, never to return.
Everything is building up....Will the aliens help re-build out society like Puma Punku?Egypt?
Text "Conversations about religion with intelligent beings from an exoplanet might jolt humanity into realizing how parochial our beliefs are."
Quote: Geoffrey Marcy, an exoplanet explorer and holder of the Watson and Marilyn Alberts Chair in the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at the University of California, Berkely --- NYT's, Science Times, Tuesday, December 23, 2014 --- OUT THERE, Dennis Overbye --- "Gods and Truths for Other Inhabited Worlds"
"Contrary to popular perception, he said, religion, like science, is not a closed book. "Science" he said "is stuff we understand about truths we only partially grasp. Religion is trying to get closer to truths we don't understand."
The more you know, the more you don't understand, he said. "That's called progress."
Quote: Same article...Brother Consolmagno spent ten years working and teaching as a planetary scientist, specializing in meteorites, before joining the Jesuits. Last year, he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, for communications in planetary science.
Dr. Marcy, with tongue fairly firmly in cheek, evoked what he called "the multi-god model of the universe. There might be room for the universe for more than one truth, he said, if every inhabited planet had its own gods. The inhabitants might be as certain of their beliefs as we humans are of ours. The deities have carved out their operating galactic territories, like so many cosmic Corleone families," Dr. Marcy said.