Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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(11-18-2009, 04:33 PM)timoose Wrote: In Canticle for Liebowitz, Miller deals kind of with this. As the mangled priest lays dying he happens to have the Ciborium And he offers Communion to the mutant and she shuns it. The takeaway is Humanity is cursed with Original Sin, but she is not, and she knows it.I think the question is moot, we can not travel faster than light and that's that. Sci-Fi is still fiction. I still like Sci-Fi though.
tim

Oh, is that what that was supposed to mean?  I totally didn't get that when I read it.  All I recall was that the mutant had two heads and that one of them was child-like.

I did love the argument between the Thon and the Abbot in the second section about the 'freedom of scientific inquiry'.  Everything a secularist is going to say was already said by the Thon.  Very instructive book in that regard.

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Re: Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption - by Matusleo - 11-18-2009, 07:20 PM



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