THE SEARCH FOR EXTRA-TERRESTIALS BY THE SETI INSTITUTE

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by Bill Nugent
Article #58


Most of us are familiar with the California based S. E. T. I. Institute. SETI is an acronym for “Search for Extra-Terrestial Intelligence.” It consists of scientists and engineers who monitor a wide range of radio waves and other electromagnetic phenomena from deep space.

The SETI Institute searches for patterns of impulses from deep space. The rationale is that if extra-terrestial intelligence (intelligent beings on distant galaxies) really exist then these extra-terrestials would communicate with each other much as humans do via radio waves and other electromagnetic pulses.

Decades of search by SETI have yielded no patterns but only jumbled, random, white sound. If a pattern even as long as a short sentence were to be found the researchers at SETI would regard it as coming from an intelligent source. They would regard such a short pattern as being complex enough to necessitate that an intelligent being sent it. If such a find ever were to occur it would certainly make front page news.

I cannot help but notice the glaring contrast in the reasoning of the secular scientists at SETI as compared to the reasoning in secular high school biology textbooks. The SETI scientists would regard the equivalent of one simple sentence as proof of extra-terrestial intelligence yet current biology textbooks regard the complexity of the first living cell as something that arose randomly without input from an intelligent creator!

Consider the following quote from researchers regarding the impossibility of life coming about by random processes:“‘Physicists Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe calculated the odds that all the functional proteins necessary for life might form in one place by random events as one chance in 10 to the 40,000th power. They concluded that this was ‘an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.'” (Hoyle/Wickramasinghe “Evolution from Space” p. 24 in “More Than Meets the Eye” by Richard A. Swenson M.D. p. 70)

Many secular scientists are coming to the same conclusion as Hoyle and Wickramasinghe yet the frank admission that life could not happen by chance hasn’t filtered down to school biology textbooks. So on the one hand we have SETI scientists who would regard the equivalent of one sentence as proof of extra-terrestial intelligence and on the other hand school textbooks still stubbornly maintain that living cells can form without God as intelligent designer!

School science Textbooks need to be brought into conformity with the latest findings of science. SETI needs to come to terms with the fact extraterrestials come not from distant star systems but come from a different dimension. The Interdimensional Hypothesis is the dominant view even among secular UFO hunters. Christian researchers maintain that UFOs and extraterrestials are demonic manifestations that come not from outer space but rather from the dimension of spirit.

We are not alone! There is a God in heaven who created us and to whom we must give account.

 



(C) 2016 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

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