Re: Judaism and extra-terrestrial life

Len613@aol.com
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 03:35:43 -0500 (EST)

Daniel J. Pearson dpears2@umbc.edu> writes:
>Why should life in other parts of the universe exist "in the same way" it
>exists here? If life is veiwed as a certain level of complexity, then
>this complexity need not even be expressed chemically. (You could have
>life forms that are composed of very simple chemicals, but involve very
>complex electromagnetic interactions.) Thus these life forms may be
>NOTHING like what we are familiar with, not physically, not mentally, not
>socially.

I agree! Moreover, before we start exploring the universe for potential
"friends" we should consider that other forms of life that we discover could
look on us as prey, just as we look at cattle. They might not be concerned
with our being kosher animals either.

Len