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Alien protocols

by Edward Wickham

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 @ 12:02

WOULD you baptise an extra-terrestrial? It is not a question that I imagine the clergy concern themselves with, but somebody has to consider these daunting questions, and that person is Steven J. Dick, the American astro-biologist asked by NASA to devise protocols for engagement with alien life-forms: everything from quarantine procedures to care of the immortal soul.

When the baptism question came up at a conference he convened, the answer was supplied by a Jesuit from the Vatican ...

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