posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 12:15 PM
a reply to: Psynic
The absence of evidence could merely be the scale of the universe defeating our attempts to discern meaning from what we see in it.
However, every single time we find an exoplanet orbiting the right kind of star, or the right type of surface, and so on and so forth, the chances of
us finding life of some sort, elsewhere in the universe, and perhaps, the galaxy. It is, however, my belief that only by actual exploration, by
putting craft out there, by taming the Higgs Boson perhaps and creating space warping propulsion techniques, will that big question ever be answered
That is why we need to abandon all this territorial phallus waving that is happening to our species at the moment, and focus all our thought and
resource on the outer reaches of space. You see, as we are now, we are limited in time, to the life of the Solar System. But I want to live in an age
which prepares us as a species to break the mould, to escape our homeworld and our birth system, and learn to live amongst the stars, on other worlds,
in other galaxies eventually. I want to be a part of the generation that flings those who come after us, toward the edges of known space, with passion
and hunger for knowledge.
If we fail in this, then we will be doomed to be snuffed out in one huge moment of catastrophic devastation. Whether that comes from asteroid impact,
the eventual death of the Sun, or our own inability to live in balance with the nature that brought us into existence, is irrelevant. All that matters
is making the effort required to free us from that fate.