Messages From Distant Worlds? Do You Believe?

by Clayton on March 10, 2011

Sure there’s been a lot of ‘nutters’ over the years with convincing hoax’s but how many of you guys truly believe there could be other sentient life forms out there?

"...Crop circles can be made overnight by several guys with boards and ropes..." ~ Sure...

The search for intelligent life has been on-going for decades; the thought that we are not alone in the universe is quite an exciting thought and has prompted many different forms of attempted message sending for just as long. We have thoughts of an alien race being friendly – benevolent even but what if they’re not? What if we actually contacted a tyrannical race of blood thirsty butchers I mean let’s not sugar coat it what would humanity have to offer a far superior race? It’s not like the human race as a whole is striving forward for the good of our kind; we are scared, suspicious creatures who seem to have lost the ability to help our fellow man. We’re still happy to march in file to fight and kill people we don’t even know for somebody sat behind a desk counting numbers because there’s an argument as to who owns the majority of the oil. (draws breath).

2 days ago there was a meeting held at The Royal Society in London Organised by Dr Martin Dominik and Professor John Zarnecki to discuss ‘The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society’

“…Astronomers are now able to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun where life may exist, and living generations could see the signatures of extra-terrestrial life being detected. Should it turn out that we are not alone in the Universe, it will fundamentally affect how humanity understands itself – and we need to be prepared for the consequences…” we’ve know for a while that there are many gas giants, like our sun, that are able to support life but looking at them through a lens doesn’t get us any further to contact.

“Part of me is with the enthusiasts and I would like us to try to make proactive contact with a wiser, more peaceful civilisation. Given that the consequences of contact may not be what we initially hoped for, then we need governments and the UN to get involved in any discussions.” Dr Marek Kukula commented, public astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

To obvious?

“My basic argument is that, contrary to most neo-Darwinian thinking at the moment, evolution is much more predictable than people think. In particular, I would argue that the emergence, by evolution, of intelligence, cognitive capacity and all that stuff is inevitability.” – Conway Morris, who gave a talk entitled; predicting what extra-terrestrial life will be like and preparing for the worst. So I guess it’s yet another case of sit tight and let the big boys and girls sort out what’s best for us.

Above is an article I wrote some time ago and I still carry the same opinion. Some of the guys in the office also share the same enthusiasm and sent me this short movie from YOUTUBE. A lot of you may have seen it before, I hadn’t and it’s also VERY compelling. Enjoy.

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