Vatican astronomer talks about science and religion

Astrobiology Magazine has an interview up with a Vatican astronomer, Guy Consolmagno, who also curates the Vatican’s meteorite collections. Interesting stuff about astronomy and religion.

The best quote is on what happens if we find ET life. Of several options, this could happen,” We find a dozen civilizations out there, and a bunch of Jehovah’s witnesses go up and convert them all.” And on the idea that ET would convert us to an alien religion, “We can’t even convert ourselves.”