reply to post by ManInAsia
Those could be valid points and possibilities. Like I've said, I'm not completely ruling out the possibility of intelligent life on other planets.
I'm not giving up on superior intelligence. What I am
doing is using the facts and billions
of examples we have had on Earth to say it
will not be an absolute that intelligent life will evolve. Could
If you approach it mathematically, it makes it even more apparent of how extremely rare
intelligent life could be. Scientists estimate, over
the 4.5 billion year history of Earth, there have been between 1 and 4 billion different species. Let's round that to 2 billion. Only one has had the
capability and desire to travel beyond it's own planet. So, 1 species out of 2,000,000,000 = 0.000000005%. Using our only example and guide, a measly
0.000000005% has been intelligent! Assuming life develops roughly the same on other planets as on Earth as many scientists do, there's a
99.999999995% chance that all life that evolves will be simple(relative to humans). But, even with that percentage, factoring in the enormity of the
universe, it's still possible intelligent life is out there.
Species hopping from planet to planet, or moon to moon within it's own solar system is one thing and still would be a huge feat. That species
traveling light years, is completely different. Besides, this entire forum supports and is founded on the theory of highly intelligent
visiting Earth. As this thread is. Not basic life such as bacteria coming to Earth by way of an asteroid, or some other means.
Now, have we been visited by that possible intelligent species? I doubt it. You have to put it in perspective. If this phenomenon were exclusive to
"craft" zipping through our atmosphere, the lack of physical evidence is logical. However, by admission by most believers, this is very much a
physical interaction. Landings, crashes, abductions, implants, sightings of the "beings", etc. Yet, we don't have one single ounce of physical
to show we have been visited by extraterrestrial beings. Nothing. With the sheer number of those reports, and apparent fallibility of
these "creatures" via crashes for example, that
is not logical.
It's a phenomenon steeped in hardcore belief, not hardcore facts. When speaking about the enormity of alien life visiting us, hardcore facts
have to be demanded.