Originally Posted by Bobby G
C.S. Lewis talked about this possibility at length, in two of his three science fiction novels--Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra--as well as in an essay called "Religion and Rocketry". Here
's a commentary on it.
At any rate, I confess that I don't see what the problem is supposed to be should we discover intelligent, extraterrestrial life.
I don't see a problem either, but, of course, I'm not aware of how this could affect the Vatican's interests.
The most interesting aspect is that they would be so actively interested now.