We are either all alone in this Universe, or we are just one of many, perhaps trillions of other planets inhabited by sentient beings. But we can't
be living in both scenarios - only one can be true...
The fantastic, incredible, enlightening corollary is that EITHER one of the truths in the above statement means an awesome responsibility and
Earth-shaking destiny awaits within the future of humanity.
So you see, Mr. Morbiditiy, it does not matter, really, which truth becomes known, especially regarding human prognostications: human beings will have
no choice but make a profound series of decisions about their future. If we are alone, then our sense of self-preservation and self-worth,as a
species, will become paramount. My guess is that many so-called agnostics, perhaps even atheists, will suddenly "find" religion.
If, on the other hand, we become new members of an expansive, thriving, dynamic galactic community, then our sense of self-preservation and
self-worth,as a species, will become paramount. My guess is that many lonely monotheistic adherents, will suddenly "find" a new perspective on their
So there are similarities in the outcome of both scenarios. In either case, an immense, profound paradigm shift of human consciousness is inevitable,
My only wish in life is that I am privileged enough to learn which truth humanity will face before I die...
As time marches on with no irrefutable, unambiguous answer it seems many of us will continue to die with this wish for the truth unfulfilled. For
that, I am sorry...
In any event - thanks for asking, CNN (and our ATS OP). At least it encourages people to think about it...