I don't believe in aliens

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I don't believe in aliens

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ource=feed

This piece comes at the topic from a secular, science fiction author point of view.

What would constitute a far more interesting piece to me is the theological point of view. What does the lack of aliens say about scripture?

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Jonathan wrote:What would constitute a far more interesting piece to me is the theological point of view. What does the lack of aliens say about scripture?
True, especially given the recent meta-study of drake equation parameters suggesting we're likely alone in the universe, or at least our galaxy.

I've been rewatching StarGate SG-1 and now Atlantis. We need Ancients to build a gate system and seed the galaxy :-p
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From the primary source in Joe's link:

Table 1: Parameters of simple sketch of current knowledge.
Parameter Distribution
R∗ log-uniform from 1 to 100.
fp log-uniform from 0.1 to 1.
ne log-uniform from 0.1 to 1.
fl log-normal rate, described in previous section.
fi log-uniform from 0.001 to 1.
fc log-uniform from 0.01 to 1.
L log-uniform from 100 to 10,000,000,000

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