NOVA’s programs about the Kepler telescope’s probe into our universe tells us what about religion?

By Donald A. Collins | 11 November 2021
Church and State

(Credit: NASA / JPL)

NASA set out to see if we could identify planets like earth which could sustain life.

You can read what NASA learned by by watching those NOVA tv programs or reading here.

Transmission of views from the Kepler telescope is now shut down, but it is still circling the Sun for infinity. Its findings disclose so much we did not know about the infinity of space. The nearest orb to earth outside our solar system is about 4 light years away.

What we learned with Kepler about the infinity of space also intriguingly suggests that the fantasies of man made religious beliefs need reinterpretation.

Why not admit the pathetic inadequacy of cosmic guessing games?

Let’s transform those huge church edifices into social clubs where like minded people of good will could meet to discuss the good works needed to save human life on earth.

Of course that won’t happen as those fantasionists (my new word) with such power won’t give it up without a fight.

However earth’s climate and population troubles already well advanced and soon will be forcing questions us humans have never faced before.

Looking with that Kepler telescope into the infinity of our universe and beyond reminds me of the parochialism of the Catholic hierarchy who put Galileo under house arrest for proving with his observations that earth revolved around the sun!

The immoral fantasy of believing for example that life begins at conception will soon give way to urgently saving our fragile earth.

The habitability of humans and the other living creatures on earth that allow us to survive is at a perilous crossroads as never before on earth.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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