Guy Consolmagno SJ, a Jesuit brother and astronomer at the Vatican's observatories, has written a small book called "Intelligent Life in the Universe? Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life." According the Independent Catholic News, the book, published by the Catholic Truth Society, raises such questions as:
Would humans recognise intelligent life if we saw it?
Could we communicate with it? Should we even try?
Is Original Sin something that affects all intelligent beings?
Is Jesus Christ's redemption valid for intelligent beings throughout the universe?
or would other worlds have their own version of Jesus?
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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