posted on Mar, 23 2004 @ 03:12 PM
Originally posted by dbates
Ah, yes! The aliens created us. Let's not argue that they did. Let's say that there are super intelligent beings that can create the DNA structure,
with error correction mind you. Did they shop for a perfect location, or did they create this one?
Ok, first off, look at the work we have done with genetic engineering. No, we cannot make DNA, but we are about to get to the point where we can
actively and purposely affect it. Science may be able to affect our DNA that would allow us to live on another planet using specific DNA and genetic
engineering that would allow us to thrive.
If there was not another planet to use, the technology of terraforming a new planet might come into existence. It may seem farfetched now, but I
wouldn't put it past us in about 700-800 years. You could even put this new planet in a stable orbit in an exisitng solar system. All of this is
admittedly theoretical, but its something to think about.
By the way, i've listened to about half of that lecture or sermon you sent me. He does make some interesting and provacotive points, ones that I've
wrestled with before. Don't get me wrong, i do believe in a god, but i do not necessarily think that everything must point to god. Yes, the chances
are very slim that DNA and genetic structure would have just happened by chance, but a lot of other things in the universe that "might" have
happened did not, such as the formation of any other planet that we know of that has any sort of vegetation or strong variants within the environment
like the earth does.
In fact, I believe that if aliens did exist then the proof for a God would be infinitely stronger in that the chances of two or more intelligent
beings in the galaxy would have to be astronomical. I've heard Carl Sagan's equation on this, but I still think that intelligent life would be an
extremely rare find indeed.