By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy
Many people have considered how we’d react to the invention of extraterrestrial life. Nevertheless, go away it to NASA to spend taxpayers’ cash on this query.
In accordance with the New York Submit, NASA awarded a grant to the Heart for Theological Inquiry at Princeton College to rent 24 theologians to find out how the invention of extraterrestrial life would have an effect on spiritual populations.
dr Rev. Andrew Davison, one of many theologians for this mission, has labored on the middle since 2016 and wrote about his analysis on his weblog:
“Crucial query might be whether or not one would reply theologically to the prospect of life elsewhere that there have been many incarnations or solely the one which theologians communicate of in Jesus. I’ve additionally considered creationism, notably the way it offers with problems with variety and distinction.”
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Though the precise quantity of funding for this mission is unclear, we do know that NASA has funded comparable initiatives up to now. In 2014, NASA gave the Heart for Theological Inquiry $1.1 million to look at believers’ curiosity and openness to scientific inquiry in a research titled “Societal Implications of Astrobiology.”
Princeton College at the moment has an endowment of $37.7 billion and costs $57,690 in tuition from its college students yearly.
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Clearly, Princeton may have funded this analysis itself. So why are they utilizing taxpayer cash?
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