Originally posted by Vonour
... Aliens .. Are us .. we are Aliens.. . If you meet an alien .. you see A future Human.. or version ..of what man has become...
..Peace .. and Love.. through out space time...
You know what's funny about your post? It got me thinking - I'm currently working on another thread - lots of data collecting, tho - showing how
far we've come, cosmically, and showing that our acceleration of knowledge is basically culminating to a head in some universal self-awareness
period. Wait, that sounded crazy - hear me out
So, For many thousands of years, humanity, with a few notable exceptions, did not recognize the existence of the Solar System. People believed the
Earth to be stationary at the center of the universe.
It wasn't until a mere 400 years ago, that someone first openly suggested that the sun, and not the earth, was the center of our system.
We don't even discover Pluto until the 1930s.
The Hubble telescope goes up in the 90s (only TWENTY Years ago), and we see further away and back in time and more objects than we ever had before.
We start to get a clearer picture about the origins of it all. Not just planets and our solar system but ALL of it. Right down to the last
nano-second - this is where physics breaks down for the Big Bang Theory (or Collision Theory if you've been keeping up).
NOW, in the last TWO YEARS, up goes Kepler and up goes the Vatican:
1) Kepler Telescope is finding 'Earthlike' planets all over the place, even though the sample size is equatable to an 8oz. glass of water in the
oceans of our earth.
2) the Vatican makes the startling proclamation - for the first time in its 2,000 year history, the catholic church acknowledged the possibility that
intelligent life could
exist on other planets, and that a belief in extraterrestrials does not necessarily contradict a belief in God - and
have since jumped in the search with telescope purchases of their own (Excuse me? nice 180)
I'm telling you man, if you could graph our knowledge about the universe and ourselves over time, you would get a parabolic curve accelerating into
the sky whose asymptote (you math nerds, I am one) is right about now! (2012, anyone?)
(obviously there will be more links, dates,
[edit on 9/1/2010 by SquirrelNutz]