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Today is what’s been dubbed National Alien Day, a day set aside to celebrate nonexistent extraterrestrial beings! But despite the overwhelming lack of evidence for these aliens, a YouGov study shows that half of people in the UK, Germany, and the United States believe there’s intelligent alien life somewhere out there.

Some people who say they are Christians have gone on social media to challenge me about the existence of aliens. Now, the Bible does not say if there is or is not animal or plant life on other planets—I suspect not for various reasons. But to understand why I don’t believe there are intelligent aliens on other planets, I encourage you to read “‘We’ll Find a New Earth within 20 Years’,” an item I wrote in 2014 to discusses this topic in relation to the gospel.

It’s interesting that so many people are willing to believe in alien life, for which there is no evidence. People often automatically assume, for example, that any pulsating light, signal from outer space, or unexplained flying object is from aliens, yet these same people will often reject the overwhelming evidence of God’s existence seen throughout what he has made.

His fingerprints are everywhere.

His fingerprints are everywhere. We see them in what he’s made here on earth and in the heavens. The incredible design of every living creature, the laws of nature, the language system of DNA, and so much more declares our Creator and his greatness.

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 1:20)
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)

But Aliens Can’t Leave Their Planets!

It seems every week there’s a new study on why aliens or an alien civilization hasn’t been discovered yet. And this week’s study says that we haven’t encountered aliens because leaving their planet is too expensive!

Researchers believe life is most likely to be found on “Super-Earths,” giant-size versions of our planet (though no planet has been discovered that’s even close to being as well designed for life as earth). But these planets would have stronger gravity than earth, so a rocket leaving that planet would need to weigh 440,000 tons due to the amount of fuel required for blastoff.

One researcher says,

On more-massive planets, spaceflight would be exponentially more expensive. . . . Such civilizations would not have satellite TV, a moon mission or a Hubble Space Telescope.

So that’s why we can’t find aliens—they can’t leave their planets!

Instead of searching for nonexistent aliens, researchers should look to God’s Word and explore the universe through the lens of Scripture.

Learn more about a biblical view of aliens in “Are ETs & UFOs Real?” from The New Answers Book 1.

Get More Answers on Answers News

This item was discussed on Answers News today with regular cohosts Bodie Hodge and Dr. Georgia Purdom and guest AiG staff writer Avery Foley. Answers News is our twice-weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page. They also discussed the following topics:

  • A writer says the new Chick-fil-a restaurant in NYC is “creepy.”
  • Can monkeys sue for copyright infringement?
  • Did sweating make us earth’s dominant species?
  • And more!

Be sure to join us each Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m. (EDT) on my Facebook page for Answers News. You won’t want to miss this unique news program that gives science and culture news from a distinctly biblical and Christian perspective.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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