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  1. And why would anyone (aliens, God, …) create a Solar system, if there are tens of billions of such good things (a planetary system around a central star) in our galaxy alone, and, importantly, they continue to be created by themselves for more than 10 billion years in all the galaxies, of which there are hundreds of billions in the universe.

    In some of these planetary systems there is intelligent life now, in some it was, but no longer, in others it is not and will not be, and in some it is only expected. There are underdeveloped ones like us who are looking for an “inexhaustible” source of energy, there are prosperous ones who have already found a source, and there are dying civilizations that have exhausted their life time. What is the average lifetime of intelligent civilizations in the universe and what it depends on − here is a puzzle. Here it is stated that on average 300,000 years. This time exactly coincides with the period of the Sun's rotation around the galactic center. A random coincidence?

  2. Well, if it suddenly turned out that I was adopted by my parents, but in fact I was created in a laboratory by artificial insemination by some military, scientists or someone else for some purpose of their own, I would not consider them gods from this.

  3. The word “god” has two main meanings. The first is God in the pagan sense – one of many powerful guys, whose capabilities are an order of magnitude (or several) higher than those of a human being. Such a god has a personality, and therefore desires, addictions, “like-dislike”, and other ego problems. The second meaning of the word “god” was introduced by monotheistic religions – god as the absolute, the creator of everything, who is everything. Mighty aliens may fit the first description, but they definitely don't fit the second. That is, if it turns out as the author of the question suggests, then this will not affect the core of monotheistic religions in any way.

  4. It depends on what you mean by God. In the most common concept, God is not only the creator of you and your environment, but also the creator of everything and everything. In addition, he controls everything and everything, he is omnipotent and omniscient.�

    “God” is used mainly in a religious way. There is a theory that we are with our universe — a virtual simulation in another world. There is a theory that we were created in another universe by other intelligent beings. Are they our gods or not? After all, this fits into the scientific concept (in fact, at the moment it is unprovable and based on the white spots of science, but still). On the other hand, we are so used to the religious understanding of God that for us any meaning implies something that corresponds to a particular denomination and does not fit into the scientific understanding.�

    The answer to this question should be sought based on the definition of the word “god” that you formulate (or find and consider as correct as possible). As it is, it's a matter of worldview.

  5. A one-two question for those who have passed the harsh school of thought (without quotation marks) of “Marxist-Leninist philosophy” (the name of the academic discipline) and have learned not as an absolute truth, but as an effective heuristic the dichotomy of materialism and idealism (for example, in its Engels version from the work on Ludwig Feuerbach).

    1. God is an ideal entity accepted by an act of free faith. Ideal – in the literal sense of the word, i.e. not embodied (at least completely) in the material world, although it is a force that produces / creates it (with the so-called religious dogma). If there is a God, he is not like all that he has created.

    2. Cognition and hence proof (quasi-proof) God does not presuppose any consideration of his presence as such “among” the things he has created. Knowledge of him, as acceptance by an act of faith, does not require proof (a proven God is not God), occurs before any discretion of his presence in his creatures, and is a condition, and not a consequence of such discretion. In the so-called proofs of the existence of God, it is not his existence that is proved, but the divinity (derived from God) of all things. God's discretion in the world created by him (as its creator) is not a proof of his existence, but an illustration of a dogma accepted without proof.�

    3. Therefore, the discovery of artificiality, the creation of the solar system (and humanity on it) by extraterrestrials is not:

    • neither is it a proof of their divine nature – for we believe/disbelieve (assume/deny) their existence and divine nature before any such discovery. So the American Indians saw in the first European conquerors who moved on four legs (i.e., on horses) and threw fire arrows (i.e., shot guns) not new gods, but messengers of their old gods, whom they knew (believed in) before the discovery of these new hypostases of theirs.�

    • no meaningful (stronger) proof of the existence of a traditional God.

  6. No amount of alien creation solves the key question of who created the aliens themselves. They will never be able to become God in this sense, because God is by definition the creator of all that is and was. But how people will perceive someone – it doesn't matter at all, because at one time people worshipped stones, and animals, and who in general takes it into their heads. Believe me, people manage, and for much less reasons than the creation of the Solar system, to worship various strange and quite earthly personalities-dictators, for example.

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