posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 04:25 PM
Hi,
I asked once this question: "How do you do it?" He answered: "You take a guess and try to prove it wrong." I didn't like this answer so I asked
again. "What?" He answered first, "You take a guess and try to prove it wrong.", then, he walked away.
I was stuck at the moment, with thinking and feeling there was more to coming up with technological answers to the unknown situations in research.
It turns out he is right, so far. It turns outh this works also in philosophy and religion. When used in science, philosophy and religion, much is
made clear. What is made clear, is what is provably correct, what is provably not correct, and what has not or cannot be proven to be either correct
or incorrect, so far.
Another helpful item, later, is one experiment is worth a thousand expert opinions.
In the mean time though, questions such as yours which amount to "My logic has determined there is life in the universe besides ours." needs you,
to exercise your ability, to try and prove your own guess, wrong.
Later, you can ask others to try and prove you wrong. When that is all done, if no-one, can prove you wrong, over the years, then it is possible that
your guess is right. There is a next step.
The next step is to try and prove what your guess is, as right, in at least one case, then later in all cases.
Note, on the last step, much is learned. Even if your guess is right most of the time, it can lead to a better guess that is more right than the
first guess. Also, guesses which stand up to experimentation most of the time, can be used in some instances.
Now, is there life in the universe as you guess? No one has proved it wrong, within your frame of reference, I would say, by your responses. Make
sure you expand your frame of references, before you are done with your work.
Now here is my, opinion from a scientific point of view. Lacking any data, other than the most recent planetary data which projects no life due to
Gas Giants being the primary planetary system, there is a non-zero probability that life should exist on other planetary solar systems, considering
there is life on this system, and that we know how it got here.
Allowing for, sufficiently not proven false guesses, to say we know how life got here and we really don't, but, for the sake of this work lets say
we do know and it's the present theory, of Big-bang, with the resultant later old star explosions, originating from coalesceing gas nubulae due to
gravitational effects, that forms all the elements we are used to dealing with on this solar system, to be the way of things. Also allowing for
planetary formation by the effects of gravity for the heavier elements, as being true and there are no other factors known or unknown, then a guess is
that, the probability for, life existing somewhere in the universe is pretty good.
What remains, if no one can prove this guess wrong is proof that it is right. It only takes one proof of correctness, to set a guess from a
probability to a certainty. Similarly, it takes a proof of incorrectness to prove it incorrect.
Lacking a proof of certainty, or a proof of incorrectness, any and all guesses are possibly correct.
Your guess is well thought out.
Extra-terrestial life either visiting, or sending us provable information is still needed and does not exist yet. For you I hope it is found, if
that is your wish.
If however, you really don't care whether there is life or there is not, then you are objective to a fault, it seems. That is rare, and a
pleasure.
...Curt...