posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 09:43 PM
This is my first post on ATS. Sorry if this is too long, but I think I have a worthy point.
I'm coming here because, from the standpoint of spiritual, logical, political realities I have observed my whole life -- things do not add up. That
is a long discussion, but I'm sure many here could relate to why they are seeking answers in conspiracy-minded arenas. You either shrug your
shoulders or you try to find something that will explain things. I cannot stand unknown variables. Physics makes a lot more sense to me than current
Some things, make perfect sense, from the standpoint of greed and power. Those are human failings we can understand, and there are two assumptions we
can agree to be true about humans; ALL people cannot be bought, and in an open market, SOMEONE will do anything for money. So, with secrecy, a greedy
SOB can get away with horrible atrocities, and with "transparency" -- the majority will reign in these outlying people, if for no other reason than
it hurts everyone. So, I don't believe in the concept of the Tyranny of the Majority. That belief, I think, is held by people who should not be
trusted, who worry that everyone is as greedy and selfish as they are. The good thing is, most humans are decent folk. Your experience may vary.
Why does this pertain to the topic at hand? Well, I'm going to try to add my two pennies to this really, outlandish and hard to prove idea of a
"space war" -- but it should provide a framework, I hope, to the whole ET discussion. Sure, that is a big claim, but I'm a person comfortable with
big ideas, so here goes:
1) The Universe that we can see is full of Billions of Galaxies, and More than Billions of stars in each one. Perhaps trillions of galaxies. One
recently observed black hole, contained and estimated 18 billion stars. The number of "earth like planets" that are estimated in star systems keeps
going up. Therefore, earth-like life seems more common and the chance for sentient life other than our own is inevitable.
2) The possibility of Faster Than Light transportation is the only thing that prevents one advanced race from meeting others. If there is FTL, contact
is inevitable and sooner rather than later. The only way to get around the vast distances and the rate of Universe expansion (something like 600k
miles per hour at last estimate), then you most likely ONLY meet races if there is FTL or Von Neumann Machines (self-reproducing machines that can
carry advanced intelligence).
I'm going to assume FTL -- because, well I have some complex theories on how to achieve it, and most of the Universe would be a pretty but wasted
backdrop if we could never reach it. So, along with Sentient Life being inevitable, a super-sentient life form evolving to make things like this
possible, in my book, is inevitable. But I don't believe in most religions because the Universe has lots of potential, but so far, no Santa Claus.