Can the discoveries of the space craft Philea threaten our beliefs?
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Dave: The space craft Philea landed on a comet!
Jeff: This is so unbelievable cool, and unprecedented.
Dave: The BBC even reported that organic material was found there!
Jeff: ORGANIC MATERIAL!?
Jeff: They FOUND LIFE ON THE…
Dave: No… no, Jeff.
Jeff: Organic material does not mean they found “life” on the comet. Now, it’s a very cool discovery nevertheless, but this doesn’t mean that human beings were seeded by a comet flying by, and God doesn’t exist.
Dave: Organic material is anything carbon-based. Anything.
Jeff: Right. It doesn’t mean alive, it just means there is a carbon molecule somewhere in this thing. Of course, life has to be carbon, thus we call it organic molecules.
Dave: Yay for methane… it’s still is cool, though. We will learn a lot of about the origin of comets, the nature of the solar system, and why Taco Bell’s tacos don’t crunch after they get greasy.
Jeff: I don’t think that last one…
Dave: Best. Mission. Ever.
Jeff: uhhh… ok…