Yes, so says
QAnon; but over two hundred of them hung around Dallas, Texas for two months
waiting for President Kennedy to come back to life to run as Donald Trump’s
disguised as humans running the deep state…
Enough of the
Q-crazy section of the MAGA crowd.
exists elsewhere in the universe. Our
Milky Way galaxy is estimated to contain over one hundred billion stars (100,000,000,000).
The latest estimate of the number of galaxies
in our observable universe exceeds two trillion (2,000,000,000,000).
Way galaxy is dwarfed by some of the megagalaxies. But
just to establish a number possible to work with, to estimate the number of
stars in our observable universe, let us
presume all galaxies as relative to the Milky Way containing one hundred
billion stars (100,000,000,000 stars).
Using these numbers
as a reference, the number of stars in our observable universe would be at
least two sextillion stars – that is two with twenty-one zeroes: 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
stars have planets, and only a small percentage are within the Goldilocks zone where
temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and are just right to sustain life
as we know it. But when we consider a number as large as two sextillion, the
number of stars containing planets that could develop life is enormous.
One of the
problems when we talk about alien life is our egocentric view that we as humans
are the standard reference. We invent
gods in our image and we do the same with aliens: arms, legs, heads, eyes, and
the ability to communicate at our level of understanding.
If we were
to back up and rerun evolution on Earth to the very beginning, it is unlikely
that we would even exist.
The world operates in chaos, and the events
that caused five extinctions and allowed human development could not be counted
on to happen in the same sequence or any sequence. If any one of the gargantuan number of
random natural choices that led to our development didn’t happen we would not
be the alpha life form on this planet, and most likely not exist.
exist on the earth at all is strictly the result of a random number of events –
not be searching for alien life, because that uses us, humans, as the
standard. Instead, we should be looking for extraterrestrial life.
I find it
ludicrous that we constantly search for intelligent life. Who the hell are we to use our human
intellect as a standard for intelligence?
We still have people claiming that the Earth is flat, that the Earth is
six thousand years old, and that a six hundred-year-old man loaded two of every
animal on Earth in a boat and repopulated the world after an extinction
other planets might be plant-based, aquatic-based, microscopic, avian, insect, or
even some form of non-carbon-based life not yet imagined.
There are certainly other random lifeforms in
this universe than us.
aliens among us? Yes. Many
of us look at humanity and feel we don’t belong.