"I have decided to write a book about my contact with extraterrestrials, and it will be published in the United States in 2011. In it, I will speak of my personal experience communicating with extraterrestrials and my view on the question of extraterrestrial civilizations".
Nope. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
, the President of the World Chess Federation! He thinks chess was given to humans by aliens, too ...
While on ET, NASA are holding a News Conference on an Astrobiology Discovery
, tomorrow (December 2nd), and the line up looks pretty impressive. Exciting!
However, before you start practicing your Vulcan hand sign, in other news
a scientist claims that UFO sightings can be explained by "ball lightning" and other atmospheric phenomena.
I once theologised about aliens, in dialogue with Kung's book, Der Anfang aller Dinge
. But another thought springs to mind: Moltmann wrote: ‘[c]reation is not yet finished ... man is not the meaning of evolution’ (Gott in der Schöpfung
, 204, 205). So, is it a surprise if anything has ‘out-evolved’ us Homo sapiens elsewhere in the universe? Of course, if NASA has found a pile of bacteria on some rocks, we are not necessarily looking at a civilisation that could help me refine my chess opening repertoire.