reply to post by NeverApologize
Statistics my dear Watson, statistics. Statistically life exists elsewhere in the galaxy. Here is something for your brains to munch on- If you had a
spaceship capable of intergalactic travel you would have a better chance of finding life on another planet than you would winning the mega millions
Drake's Equation is the statistical equation for life out there. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains at least 200 billion (200,000,000,000) stars,
and recent observations with very powerful telescopes suggests that many of the stars in the night sky have planets orbiting them. By even the most
meager parameters of this equation there is life out there.
The idea that one would believe in alien life over divine creation is simple. One was created by man, the other was not.
Not only that, if out of all the mountains of photos, videos, classified military documents and eyewitnesses- if just one is telling the truth- aliens
have visited our planet. Numerous credible witnesses have come forward to claim observation of strange craft.
Although one may argue that considering the vast distance between planets, galaxies, etc, it would be impossible to travel so far....especially just
to abduct a couple hillbillies and dissect a few cows. And to top it off they look humanoid! 2 eyes, bipedal, almost human like. However, I implore
you to consider this- do not make assumptions about life from other planets.
We have observed something here on earth called convergence. Ducks have a flattened beak, they live 1000s of miles away from a creature known as the
Duck-Billed Platypus, a mammal. They have no genetic lineage and yet they have extremely similar traits, webbed feet and a duckbill. This is an
example of evolutionary convergence. It could easily explain why aliens look somewhat similar- evolution dictated that the best form was humanoid.
Now explaining the technological feat of traveling light years. Humans have only been a technological society for about 150 years. Some people that
were born before the commonplace of electricity are still alive today. Imagine what technological break through we may have in the next 150 years? Now
imagine a species that was at our current technological level 10,000 years ago? Where would they be right now? Infinite energy? Highly sophisticated
propulsion systems? We cannot assume anything about a race of beings or their technologies. Imagine if they were a million years more advanced than
us? One cannot make an argument that they are incapable of traveling here or for what reasons they would or wouldn't travel here. Only that there is
a possibility they have.
I feel sorry for those who struggle with the idea of God. There is zero evidence to support divine creation. There is no statistical equation
divisible to determine the possibility, and it's simple because there is no god. No allah, no religion. Life simply recycles. You cannot have life
without death. No negative without positive. For those that fear death- just think of it as a restart button. It's a race and everyone gets to the
finish line eventually.
I don't consider myself an atheist, but I definitely don't consider myself agnostic either. Just personal thoughts on what I observe.