Aliens may be closer than we think
Date of news: 7 June 2022
How did our fantasy version of aliens come about and what do we know about the scientific plausibility of these creatures? We talked to comparative religion scholar Arjan Sterken and astronomer Rens Waters in order to find the answers to these questions.
“I believe that aliens are a modern form of supernatural beings or monsters,” begins PhD candidate in Comparative Religious Studies Arjan Sterken when we ask him why we now associate supernatural beings with aliens and space. “Monsters usually live in unknown, unexplored areas. But we’re learning more and more about the Earth, and we’ve discovered almost every place on it, which means that other kinds of life must have gone to live in space.”