11. Stem Cell Topic: Theological Reflections on ETNL
of ETNL? Margaret Race at SETI opens up
this question. If we find evidence for past or present Earth-like life on Mars, it would be extremely interesting
scientifically, but less so theologically or philosophically because it could
12. Biography: Seth Shostak
Programs Scientist at the SETI Institute, in Mountain
View, California. For much of his career, he conducted radio astronomy research
on galaxies, and has published approximately fifty papers in professional
journals. He has also written
13. Divine Action Topic: Davies, Paul. Teleology Without Teleology: Purpos...
for the importance of the SETI project. Finally, Davies is open
to the possibility of combining his view with a non-interventionist account of
In his final section, Davies
addresses biologists who, he expects, will find the
14. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F. R. The Theology of the Anthropic...
to one another.
Thus the SETI project is of tremendous religious significance in
testing the hypothesis of a caring creator.
CAP leads us to the
following questions: is our physical
universe the only way to achieve the divine
15. Stem Cell Topic: Previous Relevant Surveys
to receipt of a message by SETI , Vakoch
and Lee designed a set of psychometric scales to assess six beliefs among Chinese
and American undergraduate students: (1) that extraterrestrial life exists; (2)
that ETI would be benevolent and that we
16. Intelligent Design Topic: The signs of design
criterion. For example, if SETI researchers received a
radio signal representing the first 100 prime numbers they would be justified
in concluding that the signal exhibited a detachable pattern that had no
necessary relationship to the
17. Intelligent Design Topic: Can Specified Complexity Even Have a Mechanism?
constricts science. SETI researchers are not invoking a mechanism when they explain a radio transmission from outer space as the result of an extraterrestrial intelligence. To ask for a mechanism to explain the effect of an intelligence
18. Intelligent Design Topic: Intelligent Design as a Positive Research Program
sciences, like archeology or SETI, already raise them). Now it's true that some of these questions have analogues within a naturalistic framework (e.g., the functionality problem). But others clearly do not. For instance, in the separation of
19. Interview: Irven DeVore
On the Chances of SETI being Successful
The Role of Scripture
Interpreting the Bible 'Literally'
On Scripture and Science
On Human Nature
20. Interview: John D. Barrow
The Connection Between SETI and Religion
The Narrow Overlap Between Cosmology and Theology
Religion and Day-to-day Science
The Origin of Atomism