Are We Truly Alone?

The other day, an anonymous reader sent me an email informing me of a theory to why humans have yet to make alien contact. The proposed idea is the possibility that any extraterrestrial life forms out there in the universe may have been long extinct. Here is the YouTube video I was given to watch which explains in more detail.



8 thoughts on “Are We Truly Alone?

  1. davidcalvert108

    Chopra reasons that since we have not discovered or made contact with extraterrestrials they must no longer exist. He is working from the premise that ALL planets undergo rapid changes in their evolutionary cycles and that multi-celled organisms would be unable to adapt to them and so die off long before they could reach the level of a space faring civilisation. This may be true to a certain extent. However, I think his argument is flawed. We, as a type 0 civilisation, have thus far adapted well to our planet’s changes and have travelled beyond the confines of our home world and solar system (Voyager) in search of other life-forms. Are we the exception to the rule? I think it unlikely.

    On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarfs in the Milky Way. 11 billion of these may be orbiting Sun-like stars like our own.

    Chopra appears to have ignored the strong circumstantial evidence that suggests we are being visited by intelligent extraterrestrials, and have been for some time.

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    1. Gatekeeper Post author

      This past year I have been trying to expand my knowledge into the realm of ufology. I find as there are theories to the type of alien life, technology and civilization out in the universe as there are theories to why contact has yet to be made. With the rare earth hypothesis, smart’s transcension hypothesis, planetarium hypothesis or even Medea hypothesis, this is just another view by someone in asking the question why we still have not found evidence of alien life. In studying them is the same as reading up on time travel theories where the end result is a headache. At this point my position is if they come then they come if they don’t then they don’t. Now I am going to need to find some aspirin. LOL


      1. davidcalvert108

        As with all hypotheses, they have their strengths and weaknesses. In the case of extra-terrestrial visitations there is at least some, albeit it, controversial evidence to support the theory. The Panspermia Hypothesis was ridiculed by mainstream science not so long ago but is now a scientific fact. If the universe is infinite, then it must by its very nature possess infinite possibilities. To assume that we are the only intelligent life within it is somewhat arrogant and short-sighted. Life took hold on Earth, so why then could it not have done so elsewhere in the universe?


  2. Ellie Maloney

    Even on our planet there are organisms so highly adaptive, they are older than humans. They are as simple as single-cell organisms or as complex as cockroaches. I think life is highly adaptable. I think we often overlook alternative biochemistries point of view. We look for life on planets that can sustain liquid water, but some speculate, life can evolve in other extreme conditions, like in places with liquid methane, which would be an extremely cold world.



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