Pat Robertson on Wednesday called on NASA to stop spending time and money exploring other planets because he said that God’s only “experiment” with life was on Earth.
“Folks, I want to tell you something,” Robertson told viewers of The 700 Club. “They talk about life on other planets. In my opinion, there’s nothing but gaseous balls and barren rocks up in space. That’s all that’s there.”
“This planet is where God has got an experiment in what he wants to have accomplished,” he continued. “But somehow, people want to spend a lot of money to go to Mars! I don’t want to think that Mars is someplace I want to visit, and it would take a lot of money to get there!”
“But nevertheless, our government, our NASA is exploring new horizons.”
In a 2012 column for CNN, UK scientist Charles Cockell explained why the search for extraterrestrial life were not just a luxury.
“In wanting to better assess whether life could be elsewhere, astrobiology has also set out on the more homely tasks of understanding how life evolved on the Earth,” Cockell wrote. “In uncovering the secrets of life’s survival on the Earth, astrobiology has some found remarkably prosaic applications.”
“The link between the search for extraterrestrial life and our Earth-based problems is not surprising, because fundamentally it is all the same thing — understanding how life, whether us or microbes, can be sustained in the cosmos,” he noted. “By exploring the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and beyond we learn things of practical benefit to living on Earth and settling space.”
Watch the video below from CBN’s 700 Club, broadcast Feb. 25, 2015.
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In a furious back and forth with conservative guest Buck Sexton, Maher said this was one instance where the president "could not lie his way out of it."
According to Sexton, the crisis is serious but then he tried to deflect from the issue by accusing Democrats of "trying to score political points," when they point out the Trump administration's bumbling response.
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The first reported case occurred in California. The second case in California was reported on Friday.
Then Oregon reported their first suspected coronavirus victim, an elementary school employee thought to be another case of community transmission.
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Former U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, who was known as the "Ebola Czar," was interviewed Friday evening by Ali Velshi on MSNBC's "The Last Word."
Klain said the administration was facing a "crisis of both confidence and competence."
"On the confidence side, anyone who believes what Donald Trump says kind of gets what they deserve at this stage of the game," he argued. "But the problem is, the administration has silenced the people we can trust."