21 Years Until Alien Contact? | The Institute for Creation Research
 
21 Years Until Alien Contact?

Although evolutionary naturalism has failed to empirically document the molecules-to-man philosophy,1 it makes great strides in sparking the imagination. For example, Hollywood continues to release futuristic, evolution-based movies replete with eye-popping special effects and paper-thin plots. Such films — and numerous television programs — have convinced many that LGM's (little green men or aliens) actually exist.

With evolutionism as the foundation of astronomy, many scientists speculate that the universe is possibly teeming with evolving life forms. The normally staid National Geographic has recently featured a book entitled, Cosmic Company, by astronomers Shostak and Barnett, who use evolutionism to make their questionable case.2 They speak of enormous lengths of time and then state that it would be inconceivable that nothing would evolve somewhere in the universe during those millennia. Each argument against the existence of life somewhere else is met with an evolutionary retort. They also say that we may make contact with aliens by 2025.

There are a number of secular scientists (including the late S. J. Gould) who disagree. In 2000, two scientists showed convincingly in a 315-page book "why complex life is uncommon in the universe."3 Like Darwinists "documenting" transitional forms, some space researchers have resorted to computer simulations to argue for aliens in the cosmos. For all the bravado of claiming worlds like our own exist, Spaceflight Now recently admitted, "It currently is impossible to detect Earthlike planets around other stars."4 In other words, at the empirical (observational) level astronomers have come up empty handed.

Creation scientists maintain that we will never receive messages or entertain intergalactic visitors from deep space simply because there are no such civilizations out there. "As far as the Scriptures are concerned, they teach unequivocally that the earth is uniquely the abode of man [Psalm 115:16 and Acts 17:20]... It seems grotesque and blasphemous to suggest that the tragedy of Calvary's cross should be repeated on millions of other planets, for the benefit of other unknown and hypothetical members of God's creation."5 Theoretical speculations and imaginative evolution-based predictions aside, all research beyond Earth has shown that when it comes to organic
life — we're it.

_____________________________
1. Forey, P., Reviews, Journal of Paleontology, 77(1) 2003, p. 200.
2. See
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11
/1114_031114_setisearch.html

3. Ward & Brownlee, Rare Earth, Copernicus, 2000.
4. Spaceflight Now, U. of WA news release, posted December 10, 2003.
5. Morris & Clark, The Bible has the Answer, Master Books, 1976 p. 76-77.

Cite this article: Sherwin, F. 2004. 21 Years Until Alien Contact? Acts & Facts. 33 (3).

The Latest
NEWS
Support Creation Ministry in Texas and Beyond
ICR scientists and support staff recently completed a two-week science expedition through the Great Plains and western mountain states to conduct scientific...

NEWS
Great Unconformity Best Solved by Global Flood
The Great Unconformity is one of the most baffling mysteries in the geological sciences.1 It is marked by a massive surface of erosion that...

NEWS
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Update–Dinosaur Fossils
A team of 11 people from the Institute for Creation Research is currently traveling on a multistate science expedition to dig up fossils, conduct field...

NEWS
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Update
A team of 11 people from the Institute for Creation Research is currently traveling on a multistate science expedition to dig up fossils, conduct field...

NEWS
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Begins!
The Institute for Creation Research launched its 2021 multistate science expedition last week as a nine-member team left the ICR headquarters in Dallas,...

NEWS
Inside September 2021 Acts & Facts
Why does ICR focus on scientific research? How could paleontologists mistake a lizard fossil for a dinosaur? Is animal death before the Fall theologically...

ACTS & FACTS
Creation Kids: Beauty by Design
Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with...

ACTS & FACTS
Defend Your Faith with ICR
Have you ever heard a pastor question the historical nature of Genesis? “The days of creation weren’t really 24 hours long. The Bible is...

ACTS & FACTS
Animal Death Before the Fall?
Both the Old and New Testaments teach that death entered the world when Adam ate the forbidden fruit (e.g., Genesis 2:17 and Romans 5:12). Since fossils...

APOLOGETICS
Transmitting Truth in a Modern Pagan World
We share the world with modern pagans who worship the sun—or idolize an imagined primordial Big Bang—so we need to be truth witnesses unto...