Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption
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(03-15-2011, 02:58 AM)randomtradguy Wrote: Did anyone mention a pope's (I think Pope Zachary) who said (or defined infallibly, I forget) that aliens don't exist?
He said something like, if anyone says their are people like us but not descended from Adam, let him be anathema; i.e., it is false to believe there are sentient being besides humans, who aren't spiritual beings (angels and demons)

Based solely on what you posted, that sounds more like he is condemning the idea that humans evolved simultaneously around the globe in several different communities.  I don't think he's anathematizing the possibility of extra-terrestrial life, but rather the idea that not all humans are descended from one original parental pairing.
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Re: Vatican astronomer says if aliens exist, they may not need redemption - by Melkite - 03-16-2011, 01:18 AM



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