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Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Reverend Professor David Wilkinson
Book cover of "Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"

If the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe is just around the corner, what would be the consequences for religion? Would it represent another major conflict between science and religion, even leading to the death of faith? Some would suggest that the discovery of any suggestion of extraterrestrial life would have a greater impact than even the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions.

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Article By Reverend Professor David Wilkinson

David is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University and has PhDs in astrophysics and systematic theology.

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