The question of the week is: Do we believe that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe?
The obvious has already been asked this week as to whether it exists here, and at times that question is valid.
My answer as to whether I believe there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is:
Why wouldn’t there be?
Anyone from the most zealous “God-Made-the-Earth-in-Seven-Days” creationists to the most extreme “The-Universe-and-All-in It-Is-Completely-Random-Happenstance” evolutionists, (and the majority of us anywhere in between), could not possibly believe that this is the only spot in the vast universe where intelligent life in any way came to be.
What is that life like? I could not speculate. I guess it would depend their environment or what God planned for them. Many die-hard random-theory evolutionists seem to think that only here did the right combinations come together through sheer chance and here we are; it could not be created elsewhere, because the factor likelihood is astronomical. Well, we’re talking astronomically here. Many God-fearing folk fear the idea of Beings on or from other planets, but why? Fearful that they were not ‘saved’? If God created the universe and us, He created them as well and they may be better off than we are. If the fearful folk are of the Judeo-Christian belief system or of the many other of the traditions which have a like-version of a” Fall From Grace ” by humankind, then perhaps the folks on other worlds were never tempted and/or never fell. It’s worth considering. Their ‘people’ would have more to fear cavorting with the likes of us than we would of them.
Another part of the question this week was: Do you think any ET’s have visited Earth?
I mentioned in another post that although I will not go into detail, I have seen some strange things in the sky. Maybe some were experimental crafts made by humans. I would assume where I saw them, they were American, but some don’t fit that scenario logically; I don’ t think our space program would have had what I have seen , especially as far back as when I had seen them. Too many other people have seen too many things and although some are liars, some are kooks and some are attention-seekers, most are none of the above. And if the space-craft creators have come this far, with that kind of knowledge and power, yet have not outright taken us over, it seems to show respect and constraint on their part. We probably have a pretty bad reputation with how mankind has managed their own and the environment.
Maybe any visitors keep their distance for those reasons.
Maybe they consider us to be from the wrong side of the Milky Way.
“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe