Exobiology is a branch of biology that focuses on the search for life outside the earth and also concerns itself with the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms. Exobiology is a belief system that started to be strongly promoted in the middle of the 20th century by liberal scientists and politicians, often to advance political objectives like nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, and communism.[Citation Needed]
Time magazine declared in 1978:
- Scientists today generally assume, and the mathematical probabilities favor, the existence of intelligent life among the myriad planets wheeling through the cosmos. If that is so, what happens to the Creator-God who made man "in his own image," or to the Christian doctrine that this God took the extraordinary step of becoming man in order to redeem one species of bipedal beings on earth?"
In other words, Time asked rhetorically, "Can the 'image of God' survive in extraterrestrial life?" On Dec. 13, 1971, the cover of Time magazine shouted, "Looking for Life Out There," with a picture of a spacecraft and outer space.
Former President Jimmy Carter was a zealous believer in life in outer space, and it fit with his nuclear disarmament program. Why maintain arms against each other if we have enemies in outer space? Professor Carl Sagan, the leading liberal scientist in the 1970s and 1980s, frequently appeared on television to build public belief in life in outer space.
Though no life has ever been found in outer space, Communist China encourages belief in it today. "The government-approved China UFO Research Center boasted 50,000 members and held annual conferences before splintering into competing factions three years ago. A 20-year-old Chinese bimonthly magazine about UFOs enjoys a circulation of 200,000. 'We have so many visitation reports that if people don't have pictures, we won't bother investigating,' says Zhang Jingping, director of the Beijing UFO Research Association."
Today most scientists doubt the existence of life in outer space, yet they support continuing to spend money on searching for it.
- Carter claims to have witnessed an unidentified flying object in 1969; he remains the only U.S. President to have formally reported a UFO. He filed a report with the International UFO Bureau in Oklahoma City after a request from that organization. See Jimmy Carter.
- Time (Sept. 22, 2003) 
- Time (Apr. 10, 2000)