posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 07:29 AM
Ok so scientifically speaking there are literally billions of planets that have the possibility to support life. The universe is ever expanding. New
stars and planets are created all the time. Life could be beginning light years away. Out of the billions of planets that could support life there is
at least one that has life living on it. Proof of this is Earth. We are just one planet that beat the odds and started living. Now if one could do
there is literally nothing stopping the other life supportable planets from starting up either, just time.
Also a theory I have personally is that life may not be defined the same here as it may be in other planets, due to different conditions. Proof of
this is the extremophiles that live in what we thought were "inhospitable" places. We also think that many planets are "inhospitable", but I think
the problem is that our available technology is so minute that we just can't see the extremophiles on other planets or even begun to explore the
livable planets. Time again is the factor that slows us down.Now if Earth is a relatively new planet think of all the older planets that could
support life that have been around way longer than us. If they were kickstarted before us that would mean that those civilizations are way ahead of us
(or could be, there histories and discoveries could be completely different from ours). We just don't have the technology to see these things yet.
For years humans have thought that things didn't exist but in fact actually do just in extremely remote areas in small numbers. For example the
Coelacanth, which thought to go extinct in the Cretaceous era but were rediscovered in the Indian Ocean in the 1900's. If we mathematically ratio the
number of Coelacanth, with the size of the Earth factoring the chances of it being a continuous species 400 million years old and the technology it
takes to study the rare creatures. Now compare that to the number of livable planets, with the size of the universe, factor in the "kickstart" to
make a living species, and the technology that we have and don't have. The probability that there is life in the universe other than our own is
literally immense and growing every day as Time passes, which by the way isn't the same on every planet. So it's not as much as that we need proof,
we just need to open our eyes to the probability that we are not alone.
And if some how a civilization progressed to the point to travel light years and find another planet (us) I would think, just like humans do, they
would study us first in what ever way that may be to whatever that (alien) scientist would see fit and then observe the creatures (us) in a way we
wouldn't notice so that we would continue our daily routines. The sightings of our observers would be similar to a bear noticing a hunter for the
first time of course we would flip out and not understand whats going on. All we would know is that it's strange and possibly dangerous and be
extremely defensive towards it. I think people need to look at things in a different perspective. If aliens have such advanced technology then
compared to them we are uncivilized animals. They would treat us like we treat Coelacanths or bears or any other animal we like to study. And we would
behave like coelacanths or bears or any animal we study.
To finish, a bear can only understand humans if it meets a human, otherwise it just continues its daily life. In one way we need proof to know what we
are up against, but the proof is in the probability and the science of nature. Right now all we have are rumors, which is only the scent of what may
be around to a bear.