posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 11:40 AM
I think that's an interesting thought. By the shear number of planets that exist in the universe you must be right!
I consider that we should be more interested in where humanity falls on the gradient scale of advancement among our upstairs neighbors. I assert that
we are near the bottom; I'll explain:
-Our species is mostly captive on this planet that can be destroyed at the push of a button.
-Over 1 billion members of our species are starving.
-We have no definitive evidence of our origin (although religion and science alike assert that we do).
-We have no idea what we're supposed to be doing our where we are supposed to be going.
-Many of our current technologies are tragically unworkable in the long-run due to harmful side-effects.
-Our society is about as drug-oriented as a society can be.
Fortunately, there's one thing we can do to advance as a species much faster than we've ever dreamed: Begin thinking much more intelligently and,
thereby, understand the game in which we are involved.
That begins with a basic definition of intelligence, the ability to differentiate. That ability is sorely lacking, in its absence one is susceptible
to being fooled. How many of today's facts will turn out to tomorrow's historic misobservations? (You know, the world wasn't really flat 500 years
ago, everyone just knew it was a fact. Individuals were even tortured and killed for saying otherwise.)
I don't allege to have all the answers, but I'm intelligent enough to know which answers I don't have. Humanity currently has too many wrong
answers in with some of the right ones and it's seldom acknowledges that; even when it does nothing is done about it because the collective mind of
humanity prefers a wrong answer to no answer. We can continue traveling that road, but look what it has gotten us already.
I guess I got off topic. We need a much better understanding of the game in which we're involved; the Truth of reality, if you will.