The difficulties of finding life in space include determining what “life” is. Here, Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Vatican astronomer, defines “life” for us according to the precepts of ATHEISM. He has some interesting things to say, but seems to long for intellectual acceptance by atheists, not acceptance by God.
His concept of religion and science as not in conflict is true, but not in the way he means. Atheists use science as a metaphysical philosophy to remove God from the universe and define reality as nothing but material. He accepts their premise. Why science and religion are not in conflict, is that science is nothing but a tool that can help us build things and feed ourselves. It is not a religion, which is the way Brother Consolmagno uses it.
“He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies. In 2006, he said, “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god.” –Wikipedia