posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by purplemer
Only human arrogance could come to the conclusion we are alone in the universe.
Only human arrogance would assume that in order for life to develop elsewhere, it must have the same conditions we have here on earth.
Calvin and Hobbes said it best -
We are finding the building blocks of life all over the cosmos....
I think true ET disclosure will come, not from A Governemt or the Pentagon, but from the 14 year old kid who understands that all science starts with
the statement "I do not know" followed up with an open mind and no preconceptions.
I agree with everything you've said.
But i do wonder if they are just picking up random molecules in our own atmosphere or not.
Just becuause the frequencies are being picked up consistent with Sgr B2 direction and at the same time, doesn't actually prove the signal is
originating from Sgr B2.
Unless of course, they can repeat the finding multiple times, and only when pointed at the same area over different times...which i would have thought
any competent scientist would have already done.
Seems to me, they are only concluding these molecular signatures are from Sgr B2, because they were obtained while the scope was receiving other
molecular signatures consistent with those from the region. Random molecules from our own atmosphere in the region of sky above the scope would also
show the same signatures if the scope was pointed at Sgr B2.
Hopefully, if not already, the data is able to be repeated and confirmed although it's not too surprising...they have been discovering similar
signatures such as HCN (Hydrogen Cyanide) from Titan, and on comets since the early 1970's. HCN is important, as it too is a key component of the
formation of amino acids.
If HCN and other biologically important molecules are travelling the cosmos hitching rides on comets and meteors, found in our Solar system and
possibly now around Sgr B2, the key molecules needed to form amino acids could very well be everywhere in the Universe...which would do what for the
Drake equation i wonder?