posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 02:39 AM
reply to post by JayinAR
The professionals (NASA etc.) are essentially now openly stating the obvious..if Humanity is to ensure it's survival, we must drive to become a
multi-planet species..i agree with that for the reasons they give.
Now imagine another species, way out there somewhere in the cosmos...far ahead of our own technology having the same thought.
How would they accomplish their own survival, given they have high technology at their disposal?
Would they travel to their local planets and systems and set up colonies...probably to start with they would.
What then if a system wide calamity happened? Something like a major disturbance in their equivalent of the Oort cloud, could potentially dislodge
massive and civilisation destroying, even planet destroying rocks, some hundreds of miles in size.
A colony on another planet within their own system would be as much in the firing line as their home world, and in the case of a system wide and
massive battering, would not ensure their species' survival.
What else could they do?
Seeds. They stand a much better chance of their genetics continuing, if they spread it as far and as wide around the Galaxy / Universe as possible.
This may be how life on Earth began. No, it's not an original idea, it's been explored in many books, theories and movies...but the reason it's a
popular idea, is because it makes a whole lot of sense.
It's probably what we'll end up doing ourselves one day, if we get that far.