posted on May, 16 2004 @ 05:33 PM
Even rare is enough to have plenty of life... When one thinks about the huge size of the universe (infinite maybe even?) and the absolutely incredibly
high number of galaxies, hence planets around sun-like stars, it becomes less rare. Even if it is remote and then difficult for us to find, well, I
guess there are simply billions of lifeforms in billions of star systems around us...
And, also, I think even people who admit being prepared for the reality of extraterrestrial contact could well be shocked...
Anecdotic story to back that feeling... A friend of mine, as a kid, was living in a very small village in the country of Belgium. All local people,
you know that kind of village style life. One day, he was about 4 or 5 years old, his parents took him to Paris on a day trip, and they visited the
Eiffel tower. He was absolutely shocked when he saw a black person. He simply had never seen one. And obviously he knew already that they existed, in
What I mean is, knowing about the possibility that one day we could just see them is not maybe enough for us to be really prepared to face them.
Aren't we sometimes really scared by an ugly person or distorted face or serious wounds? We know though that it exists, but the first confrontation
is often a shock. Just my 5 cents contribution...