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Nov
24
A Clever Golden Toad
Matthew 6:26
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“Greetings, Earthlings”

Imagine that you're taking a tour of the SETI Institute when a transmission arrives from a star system many light-years from earth: "Greetings, Earthlings." Imagine the uproar, the sound of corks popping out of champagne bottles, the cheers, the hugs and the high-fives. Now imagine that you interrupt the celebration by saying: "Excuse me, but how do you know for sure you've found signs of extraterrestrial life? Maybe this only appears to be a message. After all, don't you agree with Richard Dawkins that 'biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose'?" It's not difficult to imagine what would happen next. Two security guards come out of the shadows, grab your arms and march you out of the building. The point we're trying to make in this scenario is that most scientists aren't really searching for the truth. They're looking for evidence to support their evolutionary presuppositions. So get it out of your mind that scientists are objective truth-seekers in white lab coats. They have an agenda - to get rid of God in any way they can. We can only imagine what SETI scientists would do if the complete message said: "Greetings, Earthlings - this is God." We have no doubt they would start searching for the joker who was playing a trick on them.

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Silliest thing I have ever come across.
Of course a serious scientist would start looking for a way to disprove the contact. That is what science is about.
What would you do – Oh wait I know. You would fall to your knees and start praising your new god.

Not silly at all, Mr. Brown. SETI has been looking for signs of intelligent life for many years, and we can well imagine what would happen if their search finally paid off.

We were using this exaggerated scenario to show the inconsistency within the scientific "establishment." Many scientists are finding evidences of design in nature but are discounting these evidences as "apparent" design. At the same time, other scientists are tirelessly searching the skies for radio transmissions that show evidences of design. And what happens if/when they find it? They do NOT discount it as "apparent" design but as REAL evidence that intelligent life is out there among the stars.

This is so the truth! If, there were a reply to the ongoing government funded waste of money and time, much easier to just pick up the Bible and start reading, then I'm sure if the message was "Greeting Earthlings, this is God" they would just hit the mute button!

Very good point.

I plan on coming back more often.

I just want to make a point. It is not scientists who are biased against God, but naturalists. The majority of scientists are naturalists/materialists, but not all scientists are like that.
Science and God are on the same side. It could never be any other way, since this universe operates according to the laws God made, so what we discover about nature is in agreement with the Creator and His Word, the Inerrant Bible.

The mute button. I love it!

Most scientists aren’t really searching for the truth. That's a fact. What they're really after is more money and prestige, more recognition, more kudos for promoting worldly viewpoints like evolution.

Searching for intelligent life on other planets to prove that there is no God is like a dog chasing its tail to prove it can run. It's not going to get anywhere, and it's wasting a lot of effort.

The Lord created all life, period. There is no "intelligent" life out there that doesn't answer to God. Only the idiots on this planet want to pretend they're intelligent while pressing the mute button every time Jesus speaks. Smart people wouldn't act that way.