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As we see it: A spectrum of views on ETI
Conner, S; Gonzalez, G; Ross, H. 1998.  Facts and Faith 12(2):10-11. CELD ID 6655

The "Christian position" on extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) has been a matter of debate since the time of Thomas Aquinas.1, 2 Scholars have taken sides for various biblical reasons. Those who believe ETI exists see it as a display of God's omnipotence and creativity. They argue that God reveals something of the extent of His power by creating many life-sustaining planets and populating them with intelligent life. A God who so obviously enjoys creating would not, they suggest, limit Himself to just one planet and its array of intelligent beings.