Does science belong to Christians and Theists? We (not me, of course, I wasn't born yet) invented the whole modern disciplines of science. Whether genetics or physics or electrical theory or classification of organisms or chemistry or you name it...
You could assert that the ancient Greeks like Archimedes were the first scientists and there is some support for that. However, the axiomatic way of viewing the world proved to be a hindrance to science. Keep in mind that science was always simply a part of the overall concept of philosophy and was not considered separately back in the ancient world.
But the BC world was full of amazing devices. We now know that the Egyptians and other ancient people had some means of accomplishing things we cannot duplicate, for they were able to life heavy objects using sound waves and drill through rock at amazing RPMs. Nazca lines indicated that the South American culture had learned to build flying machines, balloons or at least gliders. The remains of batteries, artificial lighting and other such technology are found in very "old" digs. A computer, for instance:
Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found
Site where oldest computer lay for thousands of years may yield other treasures and even another Antikythera mechanism It took more than 100 years to work out from its corroded remains how the Antikythera mechanism worked. Video: New Scientist.
Jo Marchant is the author of a book about the mechanism, Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer
I hate to have to make an obvious point here, but it is quite obvious that such a computer is actually a piece of evidence for a very sophisticated society that existed before the Noahic Flood. Modern science is in awe of some ancient relics of devices that we are still working to figure out. We've been able to prove to our own satisfaction that there are some techniques and devices that ancient man used that we cannot duplicate and some buildings that modern technology cannot duplicate.
So of course some silly people give credit to aliens who visited the planet and taught our ancestors to do things or did them for the "primitive" cultures. But the entire alien mythology is a canard. There is no good evidence that there is life beyond our planet unless we inadvertently took it there with a device such as a Mars rover. Also, sightings of "space vehicles" have been mostly a modern phenomenon and also tend to mimic the society of the one who "sees" the "UFO." Sure, there are actual sightings of so-called alien spacecraft, but they are actually simply modern demonic apparitions designed to cause mankind to believe in alien life rather than God. Suppose we turn to one of the foremost authorities on the subject, Gary Bates?
Popular fantasy becomes cultural ‘fact’
Published: 10 February 2011 (GMT+10)
Christianity redefined and replaced
“ … research has shown that people who are not affiliated with any church, but who claim that they are religious, are particularly susceptible to the possible existence of extraterrestrials. For them, UFOlogy is a substitute religion.”1
“There must be life out there!”
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. Psalm 86:8, (emphasis ours).
“While the discovery of intelligent life in other parts of the universe is not likely in the immediate future, it could nevertheless, happen at any time. Discovery of intelligent beings on other planets could … could send sweeping changes or even the downfall of civilization, … . societies sure of their place have disintegrated when confronted by a superior society.”2
“Apologist John Whitcomb writes: ‘It must be recognized … that it required no more exertion of energy for God to create a trillion galaxies than to create one planet’. Isaiah 40:28 says; ‘ … the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not grow weak nor weary … ’. Actually, stars are rather simple structures—they have been described as ‘glowing balls of gas’. There is far more complexity in the genetic code of the simplest organism than in a thousand galaxies. It would thus take more ‘creative input’, in that sense, for Jesus’ miracle of feeding the five thousand than for the creation of countless quasars (there is immense complexity in the structure of even a dead fish). And presumably, if God had created only our solar system, sceptics would ask why, if He were so great, did He not create something on a larger scale.”
“’ (emphasis ours).”
“The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our abilities to understand. The thousands of contacts with the entities indicate that they are liars and put-on artists. The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon” (Emphasis ours).3
Evolutionism at its core
“ … science fiction has become our myth, and science has become our religion. Due mainly to media influences and a hideously complicated world, most people are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality.”4
“The common denominator of both camps is the belief that evolution has occurred for countless eons on the earth and all over the universe. This point cannot be emphasized strongly enough—it is the basis for virtually all belief in alien life, whatever form one thinks that life may take.” 5
The latest claims
Here is a summary of the latest claims and speculations.
Vatican astronomer wants to baptize ET
Former Air Force officers make sworn testimonies about UFO encounters
“If there is, I’m part of it. There’s no cover up. If there is, I would certainly know about it.”8
“ … the paradigm of the era was that things you don’t understand are flying saucers, [then] that’s how you reported them.”
“So why does the government have nothing to say in this matter? This remains a mystery, and perhaps it is the religious connotations that prohibit it from ‘official’ classification. Because the occultic and spiritual nature of such claims is not scientifically verifiable, perhaps governments do not want to admit that they cannot explain what is really happening. One could imagine the public disquiet if its leaders actually admitted that ‘something is happening, we don’t know what, and we are powerless to do anything about it.’ [Besides widespread panic] It would be open season for every bizarre claim of the ‘UFOnuts’ and hoaxers professing to have the answer, and could lead to a serious, although unwitting, endorsement of those self-professed UFO messiahs who claim to be in contact with the ETs. It would be even more difficult to weed out the apparently genuine and serious claims from those of the frauds and fame-seekers. Hence, it seems, the blanket statement, “UFOs pose no threat to national security.”9
‘United Nations appoints an ET ambassador’—hoax report
“ … is demanding governments worldwide disclose and use secret alien technologies obtained in alleged UFO crashes to stem climate change.”12
“I would like to see what (alien) technology there might be that could eliminate the burning of fossil fuels within a generation … that could be a way to save our planet.’
“I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting the planet from other planets that are a little more technically advanced than we are on earth. I feel that we need to have a top-level coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the earth concerning any type of encounter and to determine how best to interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion … .”13
“When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The U.N. is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.”
The Disclosure Project
Nuclear physicist says UFO cover-ups are akin to a ‘cosmic Watergate’14
“I don’t know of any government on this planet that wants its citizens to owe their primary allegiance to the planet. Nationalism is the only game in town.”
“I’m still optimistic that, within my lifespan—and I’m 75—we’ll get at least a part of the story, that we’re not alone in the universe.”
British School children trained during UFO crash drills
“The children didn’t know what was going on … As they approached the crash site, we could see how amazed and perplexed they were. It was a fantastic first reaction.
“Police constable Gary Densham, who took part in one of the staged UFO crashes last year at the Lanchester Endowed Parochial Primary, said, ‘The older pupils were asking questions about the crash site, like whether it was safe, but the younger children were convinced they’d seen the crash happen. Their imaginations were brilliant.’”
“Matthew 24:24–25) (emphasis ours).” (
“Did God really say?”
“” (Genesis 3).