Why haven’t we found aliens yet? After all, we’ve spent millions and millions of dollars searching the skies for signs of life. And yet . . . nothing. But the reason we haven’t found aliens yet is because climate change killed all the aliens. No, wait, it’s because we were created in a laboratory by an advanced alien race. Oh no, sorry, we have found aliens because octopuses are actually alien lifeforms. No, wait, we haven’t found aliens because . . .
“Humanity miss[ed] the party?” According to a new study on black holes and their impact on the formation of stars, “we, as advanced life, might be relics from a bygone age in the universe.” The author claims “advanced life peaked billions of years ago.” Why? Because of the way black holes supposedly behave and influence star formation (which is itself an unproven hypothesis with a lot of problems).
The result is fewer stars. Fewer stars mean fewer planets, which means fewer possibilities for advanced life. But the effect extends beyond the rates of star and planet formation. Since the galaxy’s gas is heated, it can give off a halo of X-rays that permeates the galaxy and affects the chemistry of planets, which can inhibit their habitability.
So, in other words, black holes mean that there’s far fewer habitable planets than we think (though currently there’s just one that is for sure habitable . . . and that’s our own planet!). In summary, “We may be late, but we aren’t necessarily alone. Other partygoers might be just arriving. We’re here, so it’s possible others are.”
In the evolutionary worldview, there simply must be other intelligent life. We just can’t be that special.
Yes, it’s another excuse (among many) for why we haven’t found alien life yet. You see, in the evolutionary worldview, there simply must be other intelligent life. We just can’t be that special. If life evolved here, it must have evolved elsewhere. And yet we can’t seem to find it no matter how hard we look.
It’s all part of the search for the answer to the so-called great question, which asks, “Are we alone?” And despite the glaring lack of alien lifeforms, so many scientists firmly believe the answer is “No, we aren’t alone!” But they’re answering that question in the wrong way! No, we aren’t alone . . . but it isn’t aliens we should be looking for!
Sadly, secular scientists look at the incredible splendor and order of the cosmos, the complex language system of DNA, and the complexity of life on earth, and say, “Hmm, there’s no God, no Creator, but I wonder if we’re alone?”
They aren’t alone, and they should be looking for and to God—God, our Creator, who exists outside of his creation, and he has plainly revealed himself through what he has made and through his perfect Word. Anyone who ignores his fingerprints is simply suppressing the truth . . . and many are placing their faith in aliens instead.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:18–20)
Yes, those who reject God are without excuse!
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