How Possibilities of Life Elsewhere Might Alter Held Notions of Faith
by Dennis Overbye
A star appeared in the East.
Following it, so the biblical story goes, three Magi urged on by a nervous King Herod arrived in Bethlehem and discovered the news that many of us celebrate with bells, lights and too much sugar and alcohol every year at this time: The son of God had come to die for our sins.
Peace on earth and good will to men is fine, as far as it goes. Bu...