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Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. If you believe theres no life in the universe besides us here on this little blue dot called Earth then I have news for you: The odds are NOT in your favor. Microbe life has been discovered on Mars already along with water so it’s only a matter of time, no matter how long that is, before we discover that there is advanced life on other planets, or they discover us. Won’t affect my theology at all either way because I fully expect that if the God that created us can do that why wouldn’t He be able to create other beings somewhere else? If I don’t believe in God but believe completely in evevolution why wouldn’t that evolution happen as well on other planets somewhere else in the very vast expanse of the universe? So, I’m covered either way I believe and I’m convinced that I fall somewhere in between those beliefs in God and atheism. Makes it a bit confusing but makes perfect sense to me!

  2. Best commentary I’ve seen on the billions of planets story came years ago from Monty Python: “Galaxy Song”