Originally Posted by veloziROTHTOR
if the mars rover found an old shoe, you can bet your ass it won't be on the nightly news
When we look at the universe as a whole, we observe it through human eyes and with human beliefs/theories, be it from a scientific or religious point of view. Most of us that is. Let's be honest for a moment, both groups can be quite rigid and dogmatic if their accepted way of the world is challenged by a differing point of view.
If E.T. showed up tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that both the scientific and religious communities would be shaken to the very core.