I thought Mormons believed that if you're good in this life, and you have a large family, you and your family will get their own planet in the afterlife? I don't know if the heavenly planet is supposed to be in this physical universe, but perhaps they have religious reasons for being curious about intelligent life in outer space.
When the Mormons decide to do something for religious reasons, it gets done. They believe that they can retroactively convert their ancestors to Mormonism; this is why they have put so much effort into creating publicly available genealogy archives.
"Weaver, Evan A." wrote:
> Maybe aliens are polygamists. Hey, extraterrestrials could have given
> Brigham Young the magic glasses. That would explain it.
> Anyway, my idle time is donated to RC5.
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> Hey people! The MORMONS are in the top 100 and we aren't!!!! This is