posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 06:25 PM
Hi ATS. As i've recently celebrated my 8th anniversary with AboveTopSecret.com, I began to think of the things i've learned over the many years. In
that span of time, i've learned a lot, and my opinions and ideas have shifted dramatically with the new information that wonderful users like you
post. I've gone from someone who was quite skeptical about everything from OOPART to ancient aliens to believing gray aliens were humans from the
future to wondering how the bermuda triangle worked to who jack the ripper was and even things such as whether or not bigfoot and the loch ness
Throughout this change i've noticed some things about myself. I'm wiser, and I can pick apart new things i find easier. And the number one thing i
learned was how my fears have changed. Essentially I'm only afraid of TWO things.
1. Sharks. They look so cool but i'm terrified of them. Nuff said.
2. We're alone in the universe.
Math tells us that we're probably not alone in the universe. That statistically speaking, many other planets in the abyss we call space are inhabited
by life, and probably life just as smart as us. It took us 4 billion years to reach our current level of intelligence. Along that 4 billion year path
there have been a few steps back, but obviously none to far back to prevent our development.
But what if out of those hundreds of billions of planets there is no other life. What if life is just a total scientific anomaly? What if nothing in
the history of time has ever happened to create life on another planet? Or what if life was created but died off far before speciation could occur?
I'm not really looking for answers, just sharing my thoughts on my biggest fear- that life might actually be a fluke and when you look up at the sky,
nobody is looking back. It makes me feel so empty.
Happy holidays to all