Sorry to say but Earth is not chosen, at least not yet. What may seem grand to us may be small and meaningless to the next.
Of course Earth is not "chosen"; its more like; available. As in close.
Why is that that we don't arm the remote tribes of the amazon with current weapons of war? why don't we give them technology that will bring them
into current age? To some degree we do, but not fully. Perhaps to preserve them? to let them be?
More likely; "they don't need it." ost peoples like that are One with their environment, and in little need of technology on an event-to-event
basis like the "civilized" world. One could say they have their shi* together, where "we" don't.
what I meant in what you quoted me is why would they choose us to expose themselves to out of billions of other possibly similar planets. Our planet
has thousands or hundreds of thousands types of species of lifeforms, how many more or less (either more interesting or less interesting) species
would other similar planets in similar zones have? We obviously don't know. But they do.
Out of "billions of other possible similar planets". Well you won't find billions of planets near here, prolly not even within this galaxy, at
least not planets anything like Earth. On rather good estimation I saw was on the order of 440 million Earth like planets within the milky way...long
way from billions.
what if our human race is one of millions that inhabits other planets, we might not be as "one of a kind" as one would think. What if we are another
stray human race similar to a stray dog you see on the streets you generally don't pay attention to.
Yes many possibilities; a whole universe full of possibility. It is sometime a bit more practical to work with the probable as opposed to the
possible. While with the probable there are fewer options, most of them are actually...well probable
So you might actually get to see one.
Yes there are millions, billions of advanced sentient beings in the Universe, only a hand full near Earth. And, make no mistake; any Extraterrestrial
visiting Earth is, in all probability, from within 50 ly or so.
Distance in space does make a difference.
Or simply, maybe there are rules in place that prevent them from interfering with growth of life from other planets. Many many theories and possibly
I used to think that perhaps there were rules like that, though, looking back I can't see "why" I would have thought that way. There is actually no
evidence for it.
I think that off-worlder interaction with Earth should be much more like Terrestrial interaction with their own more primitive micro-cultures. Full
access by, in essence, both sides, with the primitive left alone for the most part in his decisions regarding evolution and progress of his own
culture. I think that other planets, even in near-by space, enjoy full interaction with even the most advanced types around.
For some reason Earth has been left out, and now suffers for it. Which, in a way is a more serious violation of any "prime directive" than direct
intervention could ever be.
Here's a little thing about wars. It seems that "true Terrestrial Humans" may not be so war like as most seem to think. If we look at the American
Indians of only a couple hundred years ago; when they fought with each other they "counted coo" more than they "took life". It wasn't till after
Europeans arrived that they started to kill. I do not believe Europeans to be fully Terrestrial Human, nor most of the "developed" world.