Is There Life in Outer Space?
Those believe that life exists on distant planets usually base their belief on the following reasoning:
Life evolved on Earth. Because the universe is so immense and contains so many heavenly bodies, life probably began and evolved on other planets as well.
This reasoning is flawed. First, it assumes that life evolved on earth. Overwhelming evidence shows that life is so complex it could not have evolved—anywhere! Over the last 150 years, our culture has been so saturated with evolution that many uncritically believe it. As a result they conclude that life must also have evolved on at least a few of the multitude of extraterrestrial bodies.
Yes there are many stars, and a very small fraction are known to have planets. However, the probability of just one living cell forming by natural processes is so infinitesimal, even considering the vast number of stars, that the likelihood of life spontaneously occurring anywhere in the universe is virtually zero!
Despite popular and influential science fiction books and films as Star Wars, E.T., Star Trek, 2001, A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, there really is no scientific evidence for intelligent extraterres-life. Hundreds of millions of tax dollars have been spent trying to find life in outer space. Conditions outside Earth are more destructive than almost anyone suspected before space exploration began: deadly radiation, poisonous gases, extreme gravitational forces, gigantic explosions, and the absence of the proper atmospheres and chemical elements. Just the temperature extremes in outer space would make almost any form of life either so hot it would vaporize or so cold it would be completely rigid, brittle, and dead. Unfortunately, these physical realities do not excite public imagination as much as science fiction and evolutionary stories.
A few people are searching for signals from outer space that would imply an intelligent source. Radio telescopes, linked with computers, simultaneously search millions of radio frequencies for a nonrandom, nonnatural, extraterrestrial signals—any short sequence of information. Yet the long sequence of information in the DNA of every living thing is a signal from an intelligence—a vast intelligence— a Creator. Almost all of those searching for extraterrestrial life believe it evolved naturally in outer space. If they ever accepted the DNA evidence for a Creator, the evolutionary basis of their search would disappear.
If life evolved in outer space as easily as some people believe, many extraterrestrial "civilizations" should exist, especially on planets around stars that evolutionists claim are older than our Sun. Some civilizations should even be technologically superior to ours and have tried to reach us. Any superior civilization within our galaxy would probably have already explored our solar system, at least with robots. Because we have no verifiable evidence of any of this, intelligent extraterrestrial life probably does not exist, certainly within our Milky Way Galaxy.
Almost all stories of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have since been traced to natural or manmade causes. Even if technically advanced flying objects exist, they may have a terrestrial, not extraterrestrial, origin. The United States, for example, developed and flew the superfast SR-71 aircraft and its prototype several years before most senior military officers in the United States knew such technology was possible. Evidence that UFOs are from extraterrestrial civilizations, although not disproved, has not been verified and usually relies on the truthfulness, rationality, and accuracy of a few alleged witnesses.
SUCH UFOs THAT CANNOT BE TIED TO HUMAN TYPES OF EXPLANATIONS, ARE THE WORK OF THE DEMONIC FORCES; THEY ARE ABLE TO FORM THEMSELVES INTO VARIOUS UFO TYPE PHENOMENON - Keith Hunt
Could God have created life elsewhere? Certainly, but the Bible is largely silent on this subject……
NOT REALLY, WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN LIFE, AS BROWN GOES ON TO SAY - Keith Hunt
Three other Bible verses suggest that conscious, rational life is unique to Earth.
Romans 8:22 states, "the whole creation groans and suffers" because of Adams sin. This would be a strange statement if humanlike beings existed in outer space, because it would mean that although not descended from Adam, they suffer because of his sin.
Romans 5:12 tells us, "through one man [Adam] sin entered the world" The Greek word we translate as "world" is kosmos, which generally means the entire universe. Again, if intelligent beings exist beyond Earth, they would be suffering for Adams sin.
Genesis 1:14 states that the heavenly bodies were made "for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years" It does not say that they were created as habitats for other creatures.
Is there life in outer space? Except as noted on page 384, probably not. Many people enjoy speculating on this subject, and some want to believe that life is in outer space, usually life that is superior to ours. While they may be right, little rational basis exists for this belief—either scientific or biblical.
THE BIBLE IS QUITE DOGMATIC ABOUT THE REASON FOR HUMAN FLESH AND BLOOD LIFE; THE PLAN GOD HAS IN CREATING HUMAN LIFE; THE SAVIOR THAT WAS TO COME TO REDEEM HUMAN LIFE. THIS PLANET AND HUMAN LIFE WAS CREATED AS UNIQUE IN THE UNIVERSE. THIS PLANET IS EVENTUALLY TO BE THE HEADQUARTERS OF GOD THE FATHER, JESUS CHRIST, AND THE SAINTS MADE IMMORTAL [REV. 21, 22]. SEE MY STUDY "A CHRISTIAN'S DESTINY" - Keith Hunt
Is There Life on Mars?
Probably, but only microbes, such as bacteria. Life did not evolve on Mars. Instead, Mars' soil at certain locations seems to contain living bacteria launched from Earth by the fountains of the great deep and delivered by comets and asteroids. Here's why.
Three independent groups of scientists have discovered methane (CH4) in Mars' atmosphere. The quantities are small but significant, averaging about 10 parts per billion by volume. Sunlight slowly destroys methane, so something, somewhere, must be replenishing that methane. Also, methane in Mars' atmosphere should mix uniformly in only a few months, but methane's concentration varies around the planet and appears to be concentrated where water once flowed.1 Volcanoes on Mars are dormant, and today comets and asteroids rarely hit Mars, so today they are probably not the source of much methane. By elimination, this leaves isolated locations in Mars' soil as the likely source for Mars' methane.
How is methane produced?
On Earth, it almost always comes from anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not require oxygen).2 For example, bacteria in the digestive tacks of ruminant animals (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels) produce at least 20% of the methane in Earth's atmosphere. (Bacteria in other animals and humans produce much less methane.)3
Most methane on Earth is trapped in molecule-size, crystalline cages formed by frozen water called hydrates. Each cage holds at least one methane molecule. These methane hydrates, first discovered in 1970, lie on the cold ocean floor off the coasts of all continents. Methane hydrates contain more than is in all Earth's coal and oil deposits combined. Why is so much methane there?
As the hydroplates suddenly crushed and thickened at the end of the flood, draining flood waters swept vegetation off the edge of continents. Each leaf fragment, blade of grass, and giant log was loaded, as today with bacteria. If food is present, some bacteria can survive and multiply exponentially in the cold, wet sediments on the ocean floors. Preflood vegetation deposited around all continents was that food, so it became the main part of methane, a by-product of decay. At the temperatures and pressures on the ocean floor, most methane becomes methane hydrate.
The fountains of the great deep also launched vegetation fragments containing bacteria, so bad and their food were in comets, asteroids, and meteorites. Living, but dormant, bacteria have been discovered in meteorites, and it has long been known that comets contain methane. Therefore, besides providing water that flowed on Mars, comets, and asteroid impacts also delivered methane-producing bacteria and their food.4
PREDICTION 38: Bacteria will be found on Mars. Their DNA will be similar to Earth's bacteria. Furthermore, isotopes of the carbon in Mars' methane will show the carbon's biological origin.
TIME WILL TELL IF THERE IS EVEN ANY BACTERIA LIFE ANYWHERE ELSE BUT EARTH. THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ANY ON OUR MOON. AND SO FAR WITH WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DISCOVER FROM MARS, THERE HAS BEEN NO NEWS FROM THE SCIENTISTS OF THE WORLD, THAT THEY HAVE DISCOVERED BACTERIA LIFE ON MARS - Keith Hunt