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Does what should be deeply disturbing, even apocalyptically terrifying, in the present moment strike many of us as the equivalent of so many movie-made terrors -- shivers and fears produced in a world so far beyond us that we can do nothing about them?

NASA: The World Won't End in 2012

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Sorry, all you Mayan-influenced doomsday enthusiasts, but it's looking to some of the great minds over at NASA as though 2012 isn't going to be particularly apocalypse-friendly as such. Ancient augury versus contemporary astronomy: Who will prevail?

Jodie Foster Helps Fund the Search for Alien Life
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The Allen Telescope Array in Northern California was shut down due to government budget cuts, but more than 2,400 donors, including "Contact" star Jodie Foster, gave enough money to keep the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute-run facility open a little longer. (more)

Why Stephen Hawking Is Worried About Aliens

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The famed physicist is certain that there is alien life, but he's not convinced we would get Alf: "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans."

And on the Eighth Day, God Created Aliens

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The Vatican used to burn people for talking about aliens. Now it holds conferences on the subject. After presiding over such an affair, the director of the Vatican Observatory explained "we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom." (continued)

CNN, Dobbs Under Fire

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CNN is in some agua caliente with pro-immigration groups after airing a four-hour "Latino in America" documentary -- an attempt to woo a Latino audience -- while at the same time employing Lou Dobbs, the commentator notorious for his anti-immigration views.

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