It is no doubt that everyday scientists are exploring deeper and deeper into God’s creation. It is not bad anyway to understand how our universe was created and operates, however, it becomes bad when we use science to deceive God’s people. It is clear that scientists are defying God by coming up with ideas and theories that are leaving people even more confused as to whether He really exists.
Science has always been man’s way of trying to explain God which is sin because God expects us to believe and have faith in Him despite the fact that His ways are far much beyond our human understanding. Also, science has always contradicted the Bible right from creation stories. Then why do we find it easy to trust their theories and even apply them in our daily lives? Are we not hypocrites? Or we are just ignorant?
But remember there is a reward in the end, everyone according to his/her own deeds. So don’t be deceived. Stick to the truth and escape their desolation when God’s wrath will be poured on them. So, how would you react if the scientists discovered alien life in the universe?
Well, NASA is on the verge of announcing evidence of an alien life. It’s quite a bold statement, but before you get too excited, do they have enough substantial evidence to back up their claims? Or this is just one of their lies to brainwash us. In fact, NASA’s latest video announcement centers around the Kepler Space Telescope’s latest discovery of 219 new planet candidates outside our Solar System, as well as comments made by Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen at a US government hearing back in April.
“Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history,” Zurbuchen said during the congressional hearing of the committee on ‘Advances in the Search for Life’, on April 26.
From Zurbuchen’s enthusiastic testimony from the hearing and not forgetting the latest Kepler discovery- as well as a few other comments from former astronauts and alien enthusiasts- we can give them a little of our trust. So, are we safe to assume that there is extraterrestrial existence in the universe? While Zurbuchen’s statement back at the April’s meeting does not sound pretty enticing when taken out of context, what the scientists are actually excited about is the advances that have been made in human’s ability to search for extraterrestrial life-not any specific piece of evidence.
The Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009, scans patch of the sky, looking for the slight dimming of distant stars as evidence of exoplanets orbiting in front of them. So far it is recorded that it has discovered more than 4,000 planets outside our solar system, 30 of which are same in size to Earth and located in the habitable zones of their stars. Notably, early this year NASA announced the discovery of a “sister solar system”- a star system known as TRAPPIST 1- that has seven potentially earth-like planets orbiting around it. Future study of this planetary system could reveal conditions suitable for life,” said Zurbuchen at the hearing back in April.
Since then, other research teams have contradicted the assumption that TRAPPIST-1’s planets are habitable, but the fact that a solar system so similar to our own exists at all in our own neck of the woods suggests there are many more out there and is exciting in its own right. And even better tools are about to come online to aid in the search for aliens.
Next year, NASA looks forward to launching the James Webb Space Telescope -an even more sensitive planet hunter, that will be able to detect the chemical fingerprints of water, methane, oxygen, ozone in an exoplanet’s atmosphere, something that will help them sniff out signs of habitability if they’re there.
In addition to looking for signs of life on planets outside of our own Solar System, NASA has also made significant advances when it comes to our own neighboring planets – including the discovery of essential life building block hydrogen in the frozen oceans of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and evidence that Jupiter’s watery moon Europa has oceans with very similar chemical composition to our own. NASA seems closer than ever to having the tools to find evidence of alien life, but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean the evidence already exists, or even that we will find it in our lifetime.
However, if it makes you feel any better, physicist Stephen Hawking is now “more persuaded that we are not alone”. On the contrary, if there exist advanced forms of life in the universe, why haven’t they conquered or visited us? No one knows.
What is the possibility of life existing elsewhere in the universe?
But what would happen if we discovered life beyond Earth?
How may life develop in the future?