Re: Space and Spirituality

James Rogers (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 17:21:28 -0800

At 05:02 PM 12/19/96 -0600, you wrote:
> Going through CNN-News web site today, I found something rather
>interesting. Two discoveries this year (the discovery of planets outside
>our solar system and the finding of what may have been primitive life on
>Mars) this week, NASA scientists, religious thinkers, and the vice
>president all sat down in Washington to talk about the future of space
>exploration--and the spiritual implications of life on other planets.

As far as I am concerned, this is ludicrous. I think it is a waste of time
for the government to be involved in discussions regarding the spiritual and
religious ramifications of scientific discoveries. Is the government going
to create some "spiritual" space policy? Who cares? The religious and
spiritual ramifications of scientific discovery should impact neither the
government nor the scientific community. Wholesale absurdity. The
government has enough problems on its hands without getting involved in
something stupid and irrelevant like this.

I hope my tax dollars didn't pay for this.

-James Rogers