Yes I think there is a whole lot of intelligent life beyond our Earth.
Logic speaks for itself, consider the vastness of the Universe.
It's estimated that there are 120 billion galaxies in the visible universe beyond that, 200 billion galaxies an estimated total. Each Galaxy has between 50 to 100 billion stars. Stars like our Sun have planets orbiting them. Meaning that there are immensely more planets than stars and Galaxies put together.
The question is, how many planets exist in our own Milky Way Galaxy that has an estimated 100 billion stars!? Like our Earth, how many planets that are not too far or too close to their respective stars that can support life? I would bet there are many beyond our imagination!
It would be arrogant to believe that we humans are the only intelligent beings in our Galaxy and in the whole universe.
The universe is so vast. Firstly, one light year (LY) is about 6 Trillion miles, Our Milky Way Galaxy is about 100,000 LY wide. The nearest star to our Sun is Proxima Centauri, which is 4.22 light-years away. The nearest Galaxy to our Milky Way is Andromeda Galaxy which is 2 to 3 Million light years away consider that there are at least 120 billion galaxies denotes how huge the universe is, really beyond our imagination.
I would bet that there are many, alien civilizations that are millions of years old. They probably can inter-stellar travel among other advanced species that have attained the same ability.
We humans are so damn ignorant about our galaxy, the universe and ourselves. In comparison to some intelligent species that may have civilization for 100s of thousands of years, compared to them we are just babies.
Human civilization has existed for less than 6000 years, our modern era is only a little more than a 100 years old, we have been reading and writing for less than 5 to 4 thousand years. Im sure there are intelligent alien species somewhere in our Milky Way that have been civilized for 100 of thousands of years imagine how advanced they must be compared to us.
I say again, it is arrogant to believe that we humans are the only intelligent beings in the universe and in our galaxy. To thinks so runs blatantly against logic.
We as humans have a lot of shiyt to work out and one of the first things that has to go for us to hasten our advancement is Mysticism, which is based on a bunch of myths and lies. Are we ready for the truth? There are social and technical milestones ahead we must achieve, to survive as a human species. Hopefully, we will realize one day that our Earth exists in the wild of space and its up to us to protect it for our own sakes. Every 30 to 40 thousand years the Earth is hit by a major meteorite, one, which eliminated the dinosaurs. At this point, we can not protect ourselves from large rocks in space, which can end all intelligent life on this precious planet besides the danger that exists from each other.
What do you think?
Edited by - Spartacus on 11 February 2003 18:0:46