Unfortunately, I agree it won't make a difference. They will an argue (I can hear it now) about how it just goes to show the greatness of god, who, in his infinite wisdom, created all life in the universe. The bible is for OUR salvation, we don't need to concern ourselves about other life, as god has a plan that we won't know until we reach heaven, and so on. Scientists are now saying they expect to find a goldilocks planet by 2014. Still won't change things for them. I have to say, I think NC is right. Religion is going to stick around for a long time. I think a remnant will be with us forever. Even say 10,000 years from now. Mores the pity.
I, for one, welcome our theocratic overlords from Planet Blzixics.
I think if intelligent life was found else where in the universe it would stregnthen the beliefs of many theists, and we would see a large amount of them trying to send missionaries out to teach E.T. about "the good news".
If they looked like the aliens in A.C. Clarke's, Childhood's End they may not. The aliens looked like Satan.
Hey, I forgot about them. But they were eventually accepted, even loved. Great story btw.
Comment saurons-nous de la vie dans d'autres systèmes solaires?
Radio? L'analyse chimique? photographies?
Je ne sais pas mais je suis sûr que vous ne rencontrerez jamais un alien.
There is a saying that I heard often while I was a Mormon and it went something like this: Once alien life is discovered the Mormons and the Catholics will be right there competing to convert them.
And start an intergalactic holy war, since they worship Zenoo, the one and true god of the universe. Or they convert us. Whichever.