Life from outer space could be surviving on the outer fringes of the Earth's atmosphere, according to scientists who are to launch a mission to search for bacteria that could be living there.
Originally posted by rusethorcain
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"Near earth objects" might easily be a euphemism for UFO's.
Reports about a UN alien ambassador got started when the Sunday Times reported that Othman was in the running to be the first point of contact for alien visitors. Othman was reportedly set to appear at a Royal Society conference to say that extraterrestrial contact was more likely than ever, and that Earth needed a plan to deal with their arrival. Othman, however, told The Guardian that she will instead be talking about "near-Earth objects" at the conference rather than close encounters of the little green men kind.
Please quote when the Vatican changed its doctrine around the possibility of life on other planets. To confirm this, please provide information from a reputable source where the Vatican said that such a thing is refuted.
google is an excellent source of information.
Took 10 seconds. "vatican" and "extraterrestrials" - done.
"In my opinion this possibility exists," said the Reverend José Gabriel Funes, head of the Vatican Observatory and a scientific adviser to Pope Benedict XVI, referring to life on other planets. "How can we exclude that life has developed elsewhere," he said in an interview with the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, published in its Tuesday-Wednesday edition. The large number of galaxies with their own planets makes this possible, he noted. Asked if he was referring to beings similar to humans or even more evolved than humans, he said: "Certainly, in a universe this big you can't exclude this hypothesis." In the interview headlined, "The extraterrestrial is my brother," he said he saw no conflict between belief in such beings and faith in God. "Just as there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth, there can be other beings, even intelligent, created by God. This is not in contrast with our faith because we can't put limits on God's creative freedom," he said. "Why can't we speak of a 'brother extraterrestrial'? It would still be part of creation." Funes, who runs the observatory that is based south of Rome and in Arizona, held out the possibility that the human race might actually be the "lost sheep" of the universe. There could be other beings "who remained in full friendship with their creator," he said.
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Originally posted by yeti101
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your quote about the vatican doesnt say anything about a change of position on the possibility of life on other planets.
The reason for that is their positions been the same for nearly 20 years. The previous vatican astronomer released a 40+ page book in 2005 discussing topics such as "do aliens have souls?" & "can aliens be saved by jesus?". Before that in the 1990s a vatican spokesman said they dont fear the discovery of life elsewhere and that their scholars expect it.
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I see a carefully designed string of events designed to lead us towards accepting certain actions by certain agendas for the future. Specifically I see this fuelling the empowerment of the US government to implement their 'Kill Switch' for the internet for control and tyranny purposes. And the fear that is being artificially built surrounding nuclear facilities will facilitate war with Iran.
Possible wild card: False flag event using an Alien invasion or attack on our nukes to justify large scale military deployment or the kill switch... I see threads being tied together in blood and fear with the chess pieces being put in place for a carefully controlled agenda leading up to 2012. What do you guys think?