Re: Space and Spirituality

Adam Michaud (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 15:56:41 -0600

> From: James Rogers <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Space and Spirituality
> Date: Thursday, December 19, 1996 7:21 PM
> 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
> >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
> for the government to be involved in discussions regarding the spiritual
> religious ramifications of scientific discoveries. Is the government
> 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

I do agree that the talks were absurd. But what do you expect from the
U.S. government?