But not necessarily fit for polite company. Which isn't a *bad* thing. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell The Warrior Song.
As a science fiction writer and a Christian, the idea that religious faith can not withstand the discovery of intelligent alien life really gets on my nerves. Instapundit linked this today. It's pretty much exactly what I'd expect. The Vatican is hosting some event discussing the intersection of Christian faith and possible alien life. There's quite a bit to talk about. Father Jose Funes, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican Observatory and one of the organisers of the conference, said: "As a multiplicity of creatures exists on Earth, so there could be other beings, also intelligent, created by God. "This does not conflict with our faith, because we cannot put limits on the creative freedom of God." And pretty much like I'd expect someone feels the need to assert that it would-so be a problem. Not everyone agrees. Paul Davies , a theoretical physicist and author of The Goldilocks Enigma, told The Washington Post that the thr