Image via WikipediaI've been reading recent interviews with Stephen Hawking about extra-terrestrial life. That has caused me to wonder about the following scenario.If two monkeys on the opposite sides of the world were given a computer, which monkey would be the first to type out a word, sentence, or paragraph?
In the same manner, if the Big Bang theory created the universe, then which life-form would be the first to reach out and discover new life forms and which factors would cause them to be further along in the process of discovery.
I know there is more science behind the universe and that not everything in the universe has the same age, but isn't it reasonable to assume (aside from luck) that any life-forms would approach our planet from the oldest direction?
Furthermore, as one who believes in the Sovereignty of God, is there any reason I can't believe in other life-forms (other than angels and demons)? Is there any reason why God would not create other solar systems for other purposes or even similar purposes as humans? And if He did, and we were to mingle with other life-forms, could we still live in harmony if our purposes were different?
That's off my mind...I feel better.