Not long ago, leading U.S. astronomers gathered in the U.S. Congress to report that extraterrestrial life exists – beyond any doubt.
They cited the size of the universe as the most important evidence, stressing that there are trillions of stars in the world, and one in five of them likely has an Earth-like planet.
“The number of habitable worlds in our galaxy is certainly in the tens of billions, minimum, and we haven’t even talked about moons. And the number of galaxies we can see other than our own is about 100 billion.” – Seth Szostak, senior astronomer at the California SETI Institute.
This time, NASA and the Library of Congress teamed up to bring together scientists, theologians, philosophers and historians from around the world for a two-day symposium to discuss how to prepare the world for extraterrestrial contact, whether with microbes or intelligent beings.
One of the theologians present was Guy Consolmagno, who is the new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Here is what he said:
“I believe in the existence of alien life, but I have no proof. I would be very excited, and it would make my understanding of my religion deeper and richer in a way that I can’t even predict yet, so it would be so interesting.”
He urges the public not to be surprised when extraterrestrial life is discovered, because it will inevitably happen. He even said he would be happy to baptize them if intelligent extraterrestrial life is discovered.
The Vatican is very open to the idea of intelligent extraterrestrial life, and they have been expressing this view for a very long time.
The earth is not the center of the universe, it is not flat, and it is very likely that the next important paradigm-shifting revelation will be the fact that we are not alone in the universe.
It’s great to see the world coming together, discussing and preparing for this new reality, and it’s a great transition to creating more awareness of a world of mystery, a world within our world that deals with projects that humanity knows nothing about.
Don’t forget that the main argument was the size of the universe, emphasizing that there are trillions of stars, and one in five of them probably has an Earth-like planet.
“Over the past 50 years, evidence has steadily accumulated that the components and conditions we believe are necessary for life are common and perhaps ubiquitous in our galaxy. The possibility that life originated elsewhere and perhaps evolved intelligence is plausible and worthy of scientific investigation.”
“If you extrapolate to the discovered planets, there are a trillion planets in the galaxy. That’s a lot of places for life. We know that most stars have planets, but what proportion of stars have planets more like Earth? It’s probably one in five.” – Dan Szostak
Scientists have discovered billions of Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. And these planets don’t have to be Earth-like for life to originate on them, that’s just what we think and assume.
Who knows under what conditions life could thrive on other planets? Or what is the biological makeup of an extraterrestrial life form?
Whether you believe it or not, whether you accept it or not, the planet is about to be revealed.