posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 03:20 PM
I found it unusual but a welcome change when SETI said it would check the areas of these new "earth like / goldilocks" zone. Its still a needle in a
haystack however it could be stated we are using a magnet now to go through that haystack.
Should we look at the conspiracy theories on disclosure and this latest development? The theory goes that we will start finding more and more signs
that our initial thought on the galaxy was wrong. Its been suggested we would see small announcements that would build up. We have gone from the UFO
craze to the Space race to the Moon Landings, to Mars, to detecting the possibility of other planets, to confirmation of those planets, to detection
and confirmation of small earth like worlds.
At the same time we have gone from the majority of the population not believing to an increasing 50% + of those who think we aren't alone. You have
religions who are taking the steps to discuss the impact of ET life elsewhere in the galaxy
We have found water and the building blocks of life on comets and other celestial bodies.
We have scientists discussing microbial life, which I believe will be the next "big" announcement.(at least officially confirmed).
Not that I want to be over zealous, but the speed and type of announcements are coming quicker and quicker. Now, we have a government sponsored
program (kepler) pairing up with a NGO (SETI). As far as SETI goes it looks like we have come full circle, from government support to no support back
The times we live in are interesting to say the least..
We need something big for the people to believe in and a new space race would be ideal. We seem to have lost our imagination in the times since the
moon missions. As a nation we have lost our ability to believe in the human spirit and the mindset that we can do whatever we put our minds to.
We have become complacent and comfortable with the status quo.
Its time we change that... When it comes to something that could unite the planet, space exploration is the answer.
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