I think our social structures and interactions alone would warrant being studied.
There are many who believe that aliens are responsible for us being here. IF such a thing were true, I suppose it'd be like a parent checking in on a
child once every so often to make sure it hasn't burnt the house down or crashed the car.
With the vast amounts of other planets out there.... for all we could know there could already be handfulls of aliens already living
together,monitoring, and just general governing of the areas of space they venture. Who knows.... maybe were in the backyard of some race thats simply
waiting for us to age like wine to that perfect year..... Some theorized that they may have originally planed us to be a slave race.... but then
decided to let us mature more when they saw we had more potential and would never serve as a "docile" race.... XD hopefully our governments don't
change that with all their prescription drugs and what not.
Then where are all these billions and billions of star travelers?
-squints and points to the sky-
You ever stop and think how long it took just for us to get to this point that I'm now typing on a computer to you?
human civilization? a blink of an eye comparatively
( Think age of the universe.)
think ancient (forbidden) archeology
This whole civilization thing may not be the first time around on this merry-go-round
where did the earlier civs go?
-squints back up at the sky, then just shrugs-
Ever stop and think about all the highly significant chains of events that needed to happen in order for me to be able to sit here at this moment and
type on a computer to you?
again, it happened rapidly from us being cave dwelling morons to exploring space (limited at the moment).
Dark Ages sort of clipped the progress for about 1800 years and smashed us back down, but otherwise, it went quite quickly and arguably naturally.
You ever stop and think that some other civilization out there had to go through the same sort of process and more importantly survive to be able to
get to the point of traversing the galaxy?
and no doubt many, many civilizations failed..nuked themselves into oblivion, coughed themselves to death, etc...hell, we came close to extinction a
few times in our brief timeframe due to plagues and such
If they had even a 10000 yr head start, wouldn't they be bound by their resources on their own planet too? Or face the same threat from an asteroid?
Or dare I say another alien race?
Define resources of the planet
Are we talking about resources in our knuckledragging concept, or from a theoretical standpoint?
resources...be it oil, gold, water, your desk, a puppy, is simply a collection of elements tossed together to form something
imagine a technology allowing you to, like legos, take raw elements and create whatever structure you want...be it gold, a cheeseburger, etc.
This is where our working theoretical science is at -today-...in 10k years from now, the world as we know it, our understanding of limitations as we
know it, will be completely invalid.
I could go more into this, however, its probably best if you just google "nano-assembler" and read about the work and research going on today all
over the world.
As far as asteroids, supervolcanos, etc...sure, I imagine plenty a civs got KOed from such events..however, we are talking about a -lot- of planets
here, and billions of years of chances over and over again
hell, our earth has seen all of those, yet we rose up (again?) anyhow, over and over.
life is two things...stubborn, and progressive. That is the constant.
Out of the thousands of planets in our own "neighborhood" within a hundred or so lightyears either way, how many have intelligent life on them that
we know of?
We can only confirm one planet having life on it (ours)...its our only reference point..
we have checked our closest neighbor (mars) and it appears there may have been life there also, however due to the world being made of fail, that is
So, of the 2 planets we have been able to test...(earth and mars) it is 100% for either has or have had life.
"Go walk on the beach and imagine every grain of sand a star, then envision the planets that revolve around said star.
Do the math bruh. "
I would like to work with your math to make your figures so much more impressive, but only to show you how silly you are being.
grains of sand? How many atoms in a grain of sand? How large is a beach full of sand compared to a single star, yet science today claims that the
complete universe contains as many or more galaxies as the number of atoms in the observable universe.
How many atoms in our sun? And that is only one medium sized star. How many atoms in the observable universe? That's a lot of galaxies.
And if you assume only one intelligent species per galaxy you still come up with as many intelligent species as the number of atoms in the observable
Impressive !!! Massive !!!
Now the silly part. Let's get off the math and try a small lesson in vocabulary. Try and grasp the idea behind the word 'ALIEN'.
You seem to assume that these billions and billions of 'alien' species would all think like, behave like, and share the motivations of human
Since you, a human being, have decided you can not see any logical reason to come to this hell hole it must automatically follow that aliens with
alien concepts, reasoning and motivations would not come.
Have you considered the possibility that their motives might be....dare I say it....alien to you? That it might involve alien concepts you can not
You must be one hell of a guy if you can understand billions and billions of alien cultures without even any exposure to them. So BTW, what is your
source for this knowledge? Do you talk to God or are you simply the greatest human mind that has ever existed?
How did you deduce what these aliens wanted, needed, craved, etc?
Occam's razor, however, demands that I accept the simplest explanation and while thinking we have a human amongst us capable of such incredible
insight is tempting, the idea that you have a major ego problem does seem much more likely.
Is that really the best you can do? Project your thoughts, motivations and ideas into others? Is your imagination so small?
No one really knows. Sure many stars exist, less in the count that can sustain beings(possible Alpha Centauri's earth-like planet) they might be
interested in. Maybe we are easier for them to a)visit earth
b) they don't know of other places advanced technology or species wise.
You know what? I am still wowed by the vast animal and plant life here on earth. Some of them still "alien" to us. Have you ever just sat back
and took a long look? Stars are a dime a dozen, but our unique life forms are not. Each one evolved to fit its unique enviornment. Totally
amazing! Just imagine being an alien and finding this wondrous plant. ET would care a lot!
And who is to say that ET's would have had a culture that preserves and protects their own planets various life forms? What we have may be unique.
Perhaps something they have lost over many millenia. If you think about it, earth is one large zoo. Perhaps a gem, that they would value. And not
want to lose.
I don't know why some people say that E.T's would not be interested in us. Wouldn't people say that humour/laughter is priceless? Isn't it
possible that senses of humour only exist here on Earth and no where else in the universe? If that was the case and I was an alien I'd want to know
what laughter felt like, I'd want to know all about it. Then I'd sit and watch 'The Office' and 'I'm Alan Partridge' and laugh my alien arse
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