posted on May, 5 2011 @ 05:26 PM
I don't believe, but I don't disbelieve either. Both sides have just as much credibility as the other.
on one hand. the universe is virtually infinite and time a non issue. a billion intelligent species could have come and gone by now and some could
remain to this day, or like us, are in the process of gaining more intelligence which will help us travel the stars much like the theory that they
have and do.
the problem I have with space travel is the problem we face as a species. the distances required to travel simply to the closest stars indicates the
need for high technology, and not just in one form.
Suspended animation, light speed, AI/cyborgs/robotics and tissue regeneration techniques would be imperative and just the tip of the iceberg. Light
speed isn't necessary but preferrable, unless you want to travel for decades, centuries. millenia. and at this point it is merely a theory that our
bodies could even withstand such a thing.
on my other hand, is the theory that we are the very first species in the universe. which speaks for itself in that we wouldn't be visited by aliens.
but leaves me wondering how we could be so inspired to go to space if we hadn't been visited ourselves to know that it's possible.