There is a big difference between God and aliens. You can't reason the existence of aliens as necessary beings for example. There are stronger reasons for God than extraterrestrials.Bluntly. Yes.
I think other life in the universe exists. If you think god exists why do you think we have t met him, or any of the numerous other gods? Fermi paradox is just one aspect of trying to figure out life in the universe.Does the vastness of this finite universe mean there are other forms of life besides the ones on our earth, or not? If you believe aliens probably exist, why do you think we haven't met them?
Get out there in the world if you can there's tons of cool stuff you can experience for the first time, not just what makes headlines or history to be piped to your screen.Man I absolutely love thinking about this stuff. I've already read about most theories and watched a ton of videos on the subject. I just hope that before I die, we do find some sort of life in the universe besides ours. On one hand, that almost certainly proves religion is false, and that death is truly the end. On the other, it opens the ideas and possibilities that for humanity, as long as we don't destroy ourselves, there really is no limit. I feel like I was born a few thousand years too early. I haven't experienced anything cool other than Saturday Morning Cartoons, AOL chat rooms, and shitposting on the internet.
Aliens havent found us because we are too small and insignificant.
I have thought since I was a teenager that backwards time travel is either impossible, or we are going to die off before we figure it out. So it's a waste thinking about it.I'm sure extraterrestrial beings exist. The Fermi paradox is myopic (the universe is vast, and the speed of causality is restrictive), and not generalized (beings that exist outside of Earth could be simple... non-intelligent beings).
I do not think time travel is at all humanly possible. Aside from thermodynamic laws that forbid backwards time travel, why haven't we had a person from the future?
The butterfly effect would probably destroy the present. Even if you opened a little window to the past and just looked through it for a moment before closing it that would probably be enough to reset quantum randomness. Everything in the past would slowly start to happen differently than we remember just due to random quantum noise.I have thought since I was a teenager that backwards time travel is either impossible, or we are going to die off before we figure it out. So it's a waste thinking about it.
This one in the first few seconds of the video: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/20/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-briefs-us-senators/index.htmlWait, what are you talking about? And what were your UFO sightings?
That's a nice thought.The butterfly effect would probably destroy the present. Even if you opened a little window to the past and just looked through it for a moment before closing it that would probably be enough to reset quantum randomness. Everything in the past would slowly start to happen differently than we remember just due to random quantum noise.
When it comes to aliens, I'm an agnostic. Sure, they could possibly exist, but there is no proof. I think they probably don't exist. It is fun for thought experiments though.
Gosh, Giorgio Tsoukalos weirds me out with his hairstyle. I also hate the idea of the show "ancient aliens". From what I understand, its a show where they speculate on unusual happenings/architecture in history and blame it on extraterrestrials. It's so asinine and idiotic. It also belittles the real history by making the work of REAL MEN AND WOMEN into some weird little game.
thing is, we are not alone. the universe is teeming with life. this planet has so many species as is, all the animals, even plants we know to be alive. they breathe, they move, they grow, they live and die, they form communities, they interact with other species, they travel their homeworld, etc. are these not living beings? we already have extra species relationships with all kinds of creatures, until we realize this, and treat them with respect, any aliens are kind of doomed IMO.Embrace it. We are completely alone and you only get to understand that for about 80 years before you return to nothingness.
So much optimism. It must be wonderful.thing is, we are not alone. the universe is teeming with life. this planet has so many species as is, all the animals, even plants we know to be alive. they breathe, they move, they grow, they live and die, they form communities, they interact with other species, they travel their homeworld, etc. are these not living beings? we already have extra species relationships with all kinds of creatures, until we realize this, and treat them with respect, any aliens are kind of doomed IMO.
there is an inherent Anthropomorphic quality to the question. the centering of the human experience over all. this is hinted at in the question of "intelligent life". who is the human race to judge intelligence? we kill, we murder, we cheat others, there is tens of thousands of years of written history of our stupidity. are we really better than the animals?
people say "what would it do to religion?" yet fail to recognize science adopts the very same position. that humans are somewhat better than the rest, that our culture is what separates us from the animals, as if the media we produce and the abstract systems we entertain to justify our behavior is some kind of glorious evolution. is it really? if Climate Change is real then it basically admits we just fuck up our habitat far worse than any animals, how is that intelligent?
that is the odd thing about Evolutionary Theory. it is anthropomorphic in practice just like the Abrahamic religions. people say they believe it, that we are just animals, but they don't act like it. if we find life on other planets, it is likely to be just like animals, beings that we cannot communicate with (where is our so called intelligence there?), who we capture, enslave, experiment upon, eat, etc. without concern for their consent in the process. because they do not look human, they do not share our superficial qualities, we feel justified in treating them as nonhuman. on this point, you can see where science has in the past supported treatment of other races as inhuman. TBH until we all come together in unity as a planet of human people living in unity with our animal kin i don't see much meaning to be had in an alien revelation. they will be more beings who we fight and kill and plunder.
I'm that kind of guy that if he doesn't see something with his own eyes (while awake) he doesn't believe in it.
Yeah but what if our eyes are primitive as fuck? There could be aliens laughing at us because we only see in 3 dimensions. I mean there are animals and insects that can see colors that we can't, and some predatory birds can see so ridiculously far away to the point that if a human had that they would be considered superhuman. Plus our eyes (and brains) get so easily fooled by optical illusions, it's literally our brains fucking up and not processing what our eyes are seeing correctly. Our senses are not the most reliable instruments for telling us about what is happening in the world around us.
That would be interesting, and it would sort of make sense theologically. If there are other peoples who have fallen out of grace with God like mankind, a sort of similar story of salvation history possibly could happen. Though personally I doubt the existence of extraterrestrial life, it is an interesting topic to speak on. Would it effect theology, or would nothing change?What if they did exist and believed in Jesus? I've often pondered that thought. It would make for one hell of a revelation.
Not trying to be rude, but I don't quite understand your meaning.
I would love to learn about their different cultures and historical events. Is their world comprised of hundreds of countries and governments? Do they have a one world order? Did they undergo a similar Renaissance period or engage in one or more world wars? Maybe they're nomads? I feel like there's so much we could ask them, like a child playing 20 questions with their parent or teacher.I'm curious as to how aliens would view "art". Just within our own species, what constitutes art is quite abstract. There are debates on that all the time, we even have trouble understanding fellow human beings' "art". It seems like a natural step towards intelligent life, but what do we know? It's not like we can test it out on another species from another planet.
The day we find aliens and communicate with them will probably be a huge leap forward in scientific understanding. It's just unfortunate that the odds of this happening within our lifetimes is astronomically low. The vast majority of our understanding in science, technology, and logic has come within the last century. That's 1 or 2 lifetimes. We've essentially just begun in the grand scheme of things. The year is only 2019, that's nothing compared to humanity's estimated 200, 000 year existence. Technology has already progressed to the point where daily human life in 1519 is dramatically different from life in 2019. Go to the year 100,019 and human life at that point will be near unrecognizable to us imo.
Not trying to be rude, but I don't quite understand your meaning.
there are living species with intelligence on our planet now creating all kinds of structures that we are wholly ignorant of, and more likely, only see as trash to get rid of to pave way for human creations. what do you think when you see an ant hill? are you inspired by it? most likely you would just stomp it to dust. a wasps nest? for most humans it is a thing to exterminate.I'm curious as to how aliens would view "art". Just within our own species, what constitutes art is quite abstract. There are debates on that all the time, we even have trouble understanding fellow human beings' "art". It seems like a natural step towards intelligent life, but what do we know? It's not like we can test it out on another species from another planet.
as someone with a lifelong interest in Egyptology, i have no idea what you are on about here. is this about the uncertain age of the Sphinx? maybe start a thread for it? seems interesting.Egyptology vehemently ignores and buries any factual knowledge which alters their false narrative. Not to mention that archaeologists are afraid to challenge this status quo, since funding is pulled and subsequently denied upon such "rogue" actions.