"the concept of proving life outside of our own solar system would in essence debunk the belief behind god."
How on earth do you work that out?
I was just thinking the same thing, Cruise. Where does that idea make sense?
Dearest mother of mine once posed the question: if there are aliens out there, how do they feel about humans (alone) being chosen by God for salvation? Satan may have corrupted many worlds before ours, even with the concept of 'Creatio Ex Nihilo' (us being created from 'nothing'); perhaps (especially if there were periods of time lengthened in Genesis) there could have been other worlds created?
Heck, the Bible describes the creation of our world, not any others
- it says the heavens were created in what, day four? And man arrived on day six? So... if 'days' are millenia (which may be irrelevant as creation deals specifically only with Earth, Sol and the Moon - nothing outside that realm) who's to say there are no aliens?
The Bible does not describe the diasapora of the nations either - but we know that there were great civilizations apart from those spoken of in the Bible - in North and South America (Indians and Mayans); the Bible doesn't even say that much about Asia! But that doesn't mean that Asia didn't exist!Oh no! Asians exist!? Oh well, now the Bible can't be true.
And if Satan has played the game before and won, destroyed and corrupted those alien worlds...
...I suppose that any aliens out there would really hate us, being the only group (that we know of) singled out for Salvation.
...and just how does this relate to China and Russia?
Admittedly, Tesla was obviously an incredible man, but I don't think Russia are much more than an ageing, clawed beast at this point - although with their financial recovery they may pose new threats, if they choose to.
As for China, I'm tipping that as one of the biggest petrochemical consumers in the world, they will enter the Middle Eastern theatre as we deplete the oil reserves; as the 'middle men' get too expensive, China may want to retrieve her own fossil fuel (for long time, just two dollar). If that looks likely to happen with these 'Kings of the East', they will be another player we can shortlist for WW3 participants.