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NASA hires theologians to help deal with possible discovery of alien life

According to an article in Relevant Magazine, NASA has hired 24 theologians to provide advice if humans ever come in contact with aliens or find evidence of life on other planets. The group is part of the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI), a non-profit based in Princeton, New Jersey, that provides theological perspectives on issues of cultural and global importance. Relevant added that University of Cambridge religious professor, Dr. Andrew Davison, who is part of this group, stated that their goal is to consider both the cultural and religious implications that such discoveries would have on society. He said that a “large number of people would turn to their religion’s traditions for guidance” if life was discovered on other planets. So, does the Bible speak of Aliens? In the Book of Genesis, we are told that God created earth to hold life, while the rest of the universe, stars and planets, were formed to serve as signs and help man track the seasons: Then God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the …