Who defines life?

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

 

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Are plasmas alive?

NASA tries to make people think there is or was life on Mars by redefining life as organic molecules. One no doubt can find life on Mars using redefinition, but plasmas like this electrified dust devil may actually be life, in a form that we do not recognize. This brings up thorny questions in astrobiology: Who has the authority to define life? Is life necessarily biological? Obviously no living man can answer these questions in a final way. Now what? We have to turn to mind-boggling ideas. There has to be a God to define life and enforce that definition on everyone. That God would be alive, although recognizing Him would require a redefinition of life that would exclude mechanistic, materialist science. But some deny the concept of God itself. Now what? Will they become irrelevant to reality, and be cut off from life itself, with the destiny of eternal death?

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Chelyabinsk plasma

We have photos of the Chelyabinsk meteor event. The electric universe people think it was an electrical discharge from the earth that caused the meteor to explode, but there is no electrical arcing in the photos. The answer may be in the phenomenon of micrometeoroids which turn into plasma when they contact satellites at speeds of many miles per second. Kind of like what happens in a particle accelerator. The molecules of the atmosphere are the target.

“…poking around for some numbers seems to come up with a value of about 5 gigajoules of energy in a typical lightning strike and a ton of TNT is around 4.2 GJ. So a lightning strike would be about 1.2 tons of TNT.” Looks like electricity falls short.

The Russian meteor is described by NASA–

// The large fireball (technically, called a “superbolide”) observed on the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, was caused by a relatively small asteroid approximately 17 to 20 meters in size (about 18.6 to 21.9 yards) that entered Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and at a shallow angle. In doing so, it released a tremendous amount of energy, fragmented at high altitude, and produced a shower of pieces of various sizes that fell to the ground as meteorites. // –From NASA in 2013

It is not stated if any of these pieces were ever found and analyzed. NASA has been trying to sell the idea that they need funding to protect the earth from “asteroid impact,” so they have a financial incentive to not tell us all they know. The rock discovered in the lake sediments below the hole in the ice could not be tied to the event with certainty, as far as the articles tell us.

It does not give us much confidence when an article about “everything we know about the Chelyabinsk meteorite” starts out telling us they know it is 4.5 billion years old and left over from the formation of the solar system.

“Physical collisions alone are cause for concern (to satellites), but a second threat may be even more ominous. Because of the tremendous impact velocities involved (closing with the Earth at 71 km per second, the Leonids [meteors] are the fastest-colliding cometary fragments known), the highly charged plasma clouds generated by the impacts of even extremely small Leonids particles may be powerful enough to kill satellites that would have been minimally affected by the physical collisions.”

 

Goals of Astrobiology

The goals of astrobiology are three, according to this video by a pioneer in the field of atheist astrobiology, David Morrison. Astrobiologists seek to answer these questions:

1. How did we get here?
2. Are we alone?
3. Where are we going?
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My contention is that these are not questions that can be answered by science, because they depend on the unseen. The answers that astrobiologists will get depend on the axioms they use. If the axioms are wrong, the answers will be wrong. Atheism necessarily uses wrong axioms.

 

Bill Nye on Astrobiology

The astrobiology of Bill Nye is the dominant viewpoint now, looking for some kind of superior extraterrestrials in the universe with which we can have fellowship. These  beings have the characteristics of what the ancients recognized as their gods. His worldview requires rejecting the perspective of the Bible, which presents the earth alone as the proper focus of man, and accepting an arbitrary point in space as the perspective from which to see the earth.