Universe and Life
Date: 1999 - 2000
Actually, mine is more of a hypothesis than a question,
although I'd be interested to hear what you think about it...
Theory has it that the Universe was created 15 billion years ago,
in which many people believe this is just a second in the history
of what time will be.. if this being the case.. and that after the
amount of research that has been undertaken to try and discover
if there is any such thing as intelligent life elsewhere along with
habitital planets (assuming that any form of life created would
require similar environments to that required by all creatures on
earth) perhaps we are the fathers of what will be our expansion into
first our Galaxy and then the Universe. Maybe we are the pioneers in
space exploration across the galaxy.. maybe there is no other life
elsewhere as we are the creatures that will develop the technology
to venture into the stars and inhabit other worlds. If the Universe is
so early into it's life... and for all the searching and radiowave
broadcasts received to study the Universe, could this be a possible
theory in our (human life) role in it's development????
Interesting to think about, at least...
So the short version of our question would be, "Could we be the elder race
in the universe?" It's certainly possible. We don't have a good idea of
the chances of intelligent life appearing on other planets. We haven't yet
found any evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence, although we haven't
looked long or hard.
Either there is other intelligent life out there, or we are alone in the
universe. Either possibility is staggering.
Richard Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
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