[by Dean Smith] It is a strange irony. While on one hand atheists claim they can’t believe in God because there is no scientific evidence to prove His existence, yet polls show the majority of atheists believe in aliens even though there is no scientific evidence to prove their existence. Oh sure, there are YouTube videos of people claiming aliens abducted them for experimentation, but that is hardly evidence.
In fact, in a documentary produced by the Discovery Channel, famed atheist and physicist Stephen Hawking expressed concern about an advanced alien society plundering earth’s resources along the Hollywood theme of War of the Worlds or Independence Day.
Well, Hawking and other like-minded atheists needn’t worry, Penn State just released its analysis of 100,000 galaxies probed by NASA’s Wise space observatory. They were looking for evidence of advanced alien civilizations and found none.
In its news release, Jason T. Wright a professor at Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds explained their study this way:
“The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy has been colonized by an advance spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by the civilization’s technologies would be detectable in the mid-infrared wavelengths.”
This was the exact type of energy source NASA’s Wise was looking for.
After studying a hundred thousand galaxies — Penn State came out empty. All the energy they discovered was natural in origin, they found no evidence of artificial energy in the mix.
Our results mean that, out of the 100,000 galaxies that WISE could see in sufficient detail, none of them is widely populated by an alien civilization using most of the starlight in its galaxy for its own purposes. That’s interesting because these galaxies are billions of years old, which should have been plenty of time for them to have been filled with alien civilizations, if they exist. Either they don’t exist, or they don’t yet use enough energy for us to recognize them.
We need to grasp the breadth of their search.
There is no such thing as a typical galaxy, but our galaxy — the Milky Way — is so large that astronomers can only estimate the number of planets and stars in our system. But they suspect it has about a 100 billion planets and probably more.
So Penn State was looking at the results of trillions upon trillions of planets.
Throw into that mix that evolutionists believe that the universe has existed for billions of years, in their way of thinking it is impossible that other advanced alien civilizations have not developed.
Now to be fair, not all scientists believe in aliens.
Brian Cox is a physic’s professor teaching at England’s University of Manchester. He is also very popular having hosted many TV programs on BBC. Though Cox still believes in evolution, he doesn’t believe in Aliens because what happened on earth was such a fluke — borderline miraculous — he believes it would be impossible for it to happen again.
In a recent documentary, Cox said:
“There is only one advanced technological civilization in this galaxy and there has only ever been one– and that’s us. We are unique.
It’s a dizzying thought. There are billions of planets out there, surely there must have been a second Genesis.
But we must be careful because the story of life on this planet shows that the transition from single-celled life to complex life may not have been inevitable.
We still struggle to understand how this happened. It’s incredibly unusual.”
So if there is no scientific evidence proving the existence of aliens, why do atheists believe in them while derisively snubbing God. It makes one wonder if the problem of disbelief has anything to do with science.
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- Search for advanced civilizations beyond Earth finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies: Penn State News Release