posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 11:43 PM
Originally posted by thesneakiod
So whats so important about discovering a planet that is too far to ever get there? Just because its earthlike doesn't by any stretch mean its
I'm not shouting disclosure or anything like that, just thought it was interesting and a positive step forward, so I thought I'd share the news.
I think even the awareness of an another Earth like planet with all the relevant biological elements in place would be a big jolt to human
It's really that simple and perhaps all we could hope for at this point in time.
I also believe life will emerge anywhere it can get a foothold, so if the conditions are right I think it would be a fair bet. (Guess).
I'm all for scientific discovery, but finding a planet that's probably one of billions then simply postulating about it, is not science, its
Cosmology is full of this true, however it's not entirely guesswork, all we are talking about are being able to recognize certain elements in the
spectrum that can support life. Life as we know it that is. Who knows what other forms can exist in certain alien atmospheric conditions.
And what you said about other branches of funding getting wasted, I agree. So why not start looking closer to this planet instead of places we will
never get to?
Sure, but this probably began not with the intent of searching for life signs. The signals came out much stronger than expected. So now there is an
opportunity for expanding discovery.
The search for exoplanets and then potential life bearing exoplanets is a field of it's own. This advances that field. They'll keep looking
regardless of who's watching the skies locally.
Besides when they are sighted locally, by multiple witness and multiple radar readings it still has very little impact. Anomalous craft have been
observed already but who's to say it's alien?
I don't see how this can be looked at negatively, and I understand your points and agree for the most part. Just sharing the news.