archive: Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology
Fri, 21 May 1999 14:00:59 EDT

In a message dated 5/21/99 12:23:26 PM EST, writes:

> Science is a _Discipline_, Religion is _Religion_.
> How we perceive life guides our research and our insights.

Now that I have thought about it a little more, I have come to realize
something important to Seti. If and when we receive a signal, what might it
consist of? A religious message might be the content. It is way up on the
list of possible messages. It might be a scientific and a theological
breakthrough at once! These discussions have more pertinence then I
originally thought.

We need to think out the ramifications of different kinds of messages, be
they monotheistic, pantheistic, "pagan", or whatever.

John Marcus.