posted on Sep, 27 2015 @ 07:57 AM
I think his statements are way to broad, and assume too much.
I have often wondered if we are alone. Not in the whole universe, maybe not even in just our own galaxy, but I have wondered if we might be alone in a
large section of our galaxy.
You do have to admit, when you line everything up of what it took for us to be here, it seems like one incredible lucky break after another.
1) Most accepted theories on planet formation says that the early solar system had about 20 inner planets and that most ended up being flung out of
the solar system, into the sun or destroyed from very large collisions.
2) The way our very large moon was formed: the massive collision theory is the most held one. That collision could have gone another way and destroyed
the Earth completely, but it didn't and it gave us a very large moon that would eventually help anchor the Earth's spin axis.
3) Look over how life formed on Earth, how it's atmosphere has been changed until we have what we have today, and all the ELE events that eventually
lead to us today
4) According to evolution, we came from primates that learned to walk upright and who started to eat meat for protein (leading to a much larger
brain). According to that, it happened because the climate and terrain in East Africa started to change all due to tectonic plate movement, destroying
the rain forest that was once there, and created a savanna where the primates had to learn to walk across open grass lands in search of food.
5) We've been lucky enough so that since modern man (walking upright and tool using) has not suffered any huge ELE as has happened in the past. We've
had events that have come close to that, but not quite wiping us out.
6) Some how we have survived all sorts of things we bring on ourselves: war, famine and plagues......and now, we are at the tech level in which we
most certainly could wipe ourselves out at the push of a button.
If you stop and look at it all, it does seem like a miracle that the human race even exists.
How often does that happen out there? We simply don't know. We do now know that there are a LOT of planets out there that more than likely could
sustain life as we know it, so we are increasing our knowledge and an answer to that question as time goes by.
It could be: it happens a lot! But.....just because we have not had ships show up from another star and land here, waving a big hello to us all over
the world, or because we are not hearing anything via some other communication, does not, in my opinion, mean other intelligent life isn't out
His statements are the same as: You live in a very isolated place on the Earth. No roads, no cities, and far enough away to not receive any radio or
TV signals. And because of that, you must be the only person on the entire planet.
There could be millions of civilizations out there. Many of them could be at a stage where they do not have radio or TV. Many of them could be at that
stage.......but are so far away from us, that their signals have not had time to get here yet (space is BIG). Our own signals from our planet have not
even traveled out to 100 lighyears yet. Many stars are hundreds, thousands and up to tens of thousands of lightyears away.
What if they have FTL? Why haven't they come here?
Let me ask you all a couple of other questions: Why would they come here? and Are we close enough to them?
Watch your Sci-Fi! Even in Star Trek with warp drives......it takes time to travel from star to star. It could be their FTL drives only allow fast
travel to local star groups (stars only tens of light years away). There could be a HUGE galactic empire stretched out over half the galaxy.....on the
other side of it. And they just haven't gotten here yet.
Even if there were a huge galactic empire on the other side of that galaxy that's been around for over a thousand years....that's STILL not enough
time for any lightspeed signals to get here. That's how big the Milky Way galaxy is.
Could be that FTL communications is something we can not detect......yet. We might be bathed in FTL communications.....only we don't have the
technology to detect it.
So yah....okay, it might be that intelligent life like here on Earth is very rare, and we might even be the only ones in our galaxy......but their is
no proof of that, and his statements are nothing more than pure speculation.....and a very poor attitude IMO.
For all we know, there is a planet that Kepler has picked up, close by, just 20 lightyears away that has a huge civilization on it....but they are at
the same tech level as we were back in 1600 AD. They wouldn't hear us....and there would be nothing coming from them for us to hear.
We won't really know until we get out there and LOOK.