UFO Conjectures

Sunday, June 18, 2017

ETs in context

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This cover of the current Biblical Archaeology Review [July/August 2017] shows a recovered (from Sidon in Lebanon) limestone figurine of a deity.
I imagine AA theorists will see the figure as a representation of an ancient alien [ET] visitor.

But there are no ancient or present ET visitors to Earth and you know why, if you’re logical and sensible.

Noted physicists Brian Greene, appearing on a recent science cable network, along with other eminent physicists, offered that if extraterrestrials had stumbled upon Earth they’d see us much in the way that we’d observe an anthill: nothing special here.
I disagree, as do many of you I suppose, and that view besmirches the ET visitation concept promoted by AA theorists and many, almost all, in the UFO community.

Earth is special, at least as I see it, but alone in the context of our galaxy (the Milky Way) and even more so in context of the universe, both seen and unseen (hidden).
If there is intelligent life in the galaxy/universe, and it seems probable to me, it comes in various configurations:

There may be civilizations, advanced beyond ours, who, for whatever reason, traverse areas of space, just to satiate curiosity or for scientific inquiry, or to sate boredom.

There may be civilizations like that of the Eloi in Wells’ Time Machine novel who are satisfied with their Eden-like existence and have no desire to seek existential pleasure elsewhere, outside their planet.

There may be Spartan-like civilizations ready to conquer other civilizations or living species for a multiple of reasons, exampled by why Earthlings have done and seek to do with their explorations.

For me, here’s the problem, as you know: Earth, in the context of what we see and know about our galaxy and the whole universe itself, is so perfunctory and obscure and insignificant that one can’t imagine, intelligently, that Earth would attract advanced species (ETs) from afar.

There are too many planets and interesting places in our galaxy and beyond to keep inquisitive or adventuring ETs occupied.

Earth is not a special place, outside our own evaluation. It just isn’t.

That many of you UFO buffs and those who see ET visitation as a real possibility who are not rational about the reality that has befallen you with NASA’s gatherings of how vast the galaxy and universe are.

Persistence in the ET delusion is not only detrimental to the idea of scientific verisimilitude but one’s mental health.

RR

4 Comments:

  • I'll play devil's advocate. True the probabilities may be extremely great, but not impossible. Look at it from the idea of discovery by mere serendipity...it does occur by extraordinary accidentally stumbling upon a "worthless" sector of the galaxy.

    Would not advanced alien civilizations exist, such as our world, on the fringe periphery of the galaxy where it is "safe" from the potential bombardment of gamma particles and the churning and pulling of stars by the forces of an enormous black hole in the center of the galaxy?

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Sunday, June 18, 2017  

  • Sure, Tim...

    But two "advanced" civilizations in proximity? What are the odds?

    Not impossible, surely, but improbable, especially having to take into consideration that one of those advanced civilizations is among the traveling/explorational kind.

    I know you're just playing intellectual adversary and are not a heavy ET proponent, yes?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, June 18, 2017  

  • Yes you should know after all these years that I abhor the ET hypothesis.

    But one should afford a little wiggle room.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Sunday, June 18, 2017  

  • Yah, I allow for an accidental discovery, as you know, by AI probes, of Earth and its diverse life-forms, which would seem to be attractive to a sentient race.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, June 18, 2017  

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