posted on May, 30 2013 @ 07:12 PM
reply to post by Phage
You've missed the point, that life is it's object, this life, obviously, but the anthropic principal, that if it were any other way or we wouldn't be
here, doesn't render the data meaningless and absurd or insignificant. That we are here is precisely what makes it significant, and it's clearly no
mere accident or coincidence, but is custom designed and tailored perfectly in favor of life.
Originally posted by Phage
Do you think it's probable that intelligent life evolved on one planet in this galaxy?
I didn't used to think that way. Just thought it was a factor of the total number of stars with planets in the Goldilocks Zone, take a percentage of
them and you'll get a rough estimate for living worlds and of those an average for intelligent life.
Now, after examining the apparent uniqueness of the earth-moon-sun configuration, and the resulting tilt and wobble of the earth which produces the
perihelion and solstice of the cycle of life, tides, trade winds, liquid water over 90% of the surface etc. I've come to the conclusion that the
likelihood of intelligent life not unlike our own existing within our own galaxy to be not greater than 1 (us), the implication of which would be that
if we are or have been visited by advanced ET lifeforms they are most likely coming from another galaxy altogether employing physics capable of
folding or removing the intervening space.
The SKA or Square Kilometer Array will either disprove or further validate this contention within the next 20 years.
Re: Crown of Creation - Since we are very recent or new in cosmic time and space, and since I am convinced that the true nature of the universe and
evolution is information within a non-localized holographic type framework or that it doesn't occur in isolation, then perhaps it's not unreasonable
to conclude that the adage of "the last shall be first and the first, last" might have some validity, even if there are, somewhere out there,
technologically (and spiritually) advanced civilizations millions or even billions of years ahead of us in time. So yes, morphologically, mankind
might very well be the crowning glory of creation. What an embarrassment if that were the case, eh?
edit on 30-5-2013 by NewAgeMan because: edit