posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 03:44 PM
Originally posted by ProveIt
As important as the search for extrasolar planets is, the discovery of Earthlike worlds so far can only prove one thing: that there are earthlike
If we were to detect an earth like planet it would mean a whole lot more.
Firstly keeping it short and sweet....
We look for an earth like planet for one reason and one reason only... To colonize. it's that simple
We may or may not have the technology to get there but knowing it’s there is the beginning of a plan.
The other thing to take into account is that if earth like planets are in abundance then there is a good chance that some of them harbour intelligent
So because we are looking for life sustaining planets wouldn't it also be prudent to say that so are the other intelligent life forms out there??
I believe that in the future we will leave this sphere we call home and colonize the stars... but I also think that although this is a fantastical and
wonderful future it also has a dark side.
Potentially interstellar war, with beings we would never hope to understand.
We have a long journey ahead of us but we can and I believe we will survive. But to survive I believe we WILL have to change....