Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Might Be All Alone Out Here


It's so incredible - our trusty eye in space is still taking and obeying commands. One of the most astounding, remarkably powerful astrological facts we've uncovered is that we know nothing. Nothing.





There's so much "dark matter" in the known universe I can't begin to estimate how many places life must have taken hold in other galaxies.



But
here's a thought, not ignored by many cosmologists:

WHAT IF "LIFE" AS YOU AND I KNOW IT WAS A FREAK ACCIDENT?

When you examine how carbon-based life began here, from some early cosmic thunderbolt into an expanse of ocean, igniting the first nucleated cell, which replicated and sat in the primordial ooze, the tiny one-celled creatures becoming multi-cellular, replicating all over the place until they formed a mosquito, how incredibly random does that sound? So so random.

Almost TOO random.

Maybe the most accidental things are really well-planned out chaos.

The theory of chaotic discipline in the universe isn't new, and it's very ponderous - maybe we humans are thinking a bit too much about it all.

Life - so far as we know - has not occurred anywhere else but here.

I know, you're thinking of water. Where's there's water, life can flourish.
You're thinking of the polar ice caps of Mars, or Neptune. But that's not frozen water, it's permanently solid gas - mostly methane. There's just no proof that liquid water ran freely on Mars or anywhere else we've been able to explore. Except here.


And we don't understand any other life but water and carbon. On this planet there are 3 forms of life and no more: animal, vegetable and mineral. No silicone-based life, no floating gas-based life.

So picture what a creature on Jupiter would look like: It's a gas giant, any life would be gaseous, perhaps like a blown up jelly-fish sort of structure with tentacles to reach out and grab "food" from the gas clouds. What food?

As I look at this planet from the vantage of space, I have to wonder:

Was
this all one big accident?






14 comments:

Missy said...

Science always interests me especially when it comes to the starts and planets and life itself. Take care Luddie.

*M*

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Cathy!
I hope you are feeling well. My wife is still in that Rehab center after her congestive heart failure, but getting better.

If we really realized and understood what a grand paradise Heaven will be, with no more out cry nor hurt or mourning... we would be so happy and joyful! I have been filling MY brain with some great Christian books lately from a friend, and my whole attitude has changed for the better! Do you know that when we die we probably used only 1% of our brain ?? Wow! We will be here forever-- but the question is: where will we spend it.

Hugs,
Tom Schuckman
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70.
Jesus is Lord.
tschuckman@aol.com

Cathy said...

Indeed, Tom. I know if I used merely 1/3 my brain-power, I could fly. And land safely lol.

Big Mark 243 said...

You consistently manage to give me something to think about ... as I have grown older, the more that I think that we are the abberation in the universe and that it may well be the only place where we can recognize life as we know it.

This is not to say that there isn't life anywhere else, but we wouldn't know it ... and likewise, why should it recognize 'us' as 'life'?

*whew* I will stop now ...

Dave King said...

I've always assumed that life was a freak accident. And if it was, why could there not have been other freak accidents on other planets unlike ours, producing life quite different from ours - i.e. not water- and carbon-dependent? A fascinating post.

Loving Annie said...

Cathy,
It'd be a pretty amazing one... I still think we are here for a reason... There is some combination of Spirit and science combined...
My astrology chart for 2010 with love is amazing - the lady who did it says it's the best she's read in 40 years - and that the planets only line up like this for me once in every 84 years !
So... sometinmes I believe in the magic of the Universe, even when I can't explain it.

Cathy said...

Indeed Annie, my loving friend. Something intangible like spirit is too powerful to dismiss. And - May I add something to your "2010 chart"? Thank you. THIS RIGHT NOW IS THE YEAR 2010 by all logical addition. When 1 B.C. went directly into 1 A.D. the "zero" year between them was never accounted for. I.E., a year must be lived out before it's a defined year, yes? Since it wasn't counted, they owe us one lol. Then again, what's in a number anyway. It's 2010 in reality but who'd care? and they'd be right. We can paint-by-numbers but who'd want to live by one...

Rhapsody said...

Blessings....

There is a saying that "there is no such things as accidents"

Interesting analysis...

Ana said...

I have already think that it was impossible not to have life in another place.
I don't know why lately I think that there is not.
I don't know.
I change my mind too often.
What makes me more puzzled is "what on earth am I doing here?"
It's better stop thinking because it makes no sense sometimes.

Nobe said...

God will not create this big a universe for such a minute population.

there must be something out there.

love,
nobe


www.deariago.com
www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

tony said...

Either Way.........even if We are a Happy Accident Life Is Pretty Amazing. I think I agree with Nobe.
I hope all is well Cathy
Regards
Tony.

Cathy said...

Blogger Nobe said...
God will not create this big a universe for such a minute population.
there must be something out there.

Thank you nobe, but how could we know? We may be a god's testing ground, who knows. Since we don't know the mind of any god by any name, limited by our brainpower, vast as it is in comparison to other beings, how can I believe that simply because the universe is "big" there's more life than ours? I do so yearn for other civilizations in other galaxies, but the plain fact is we've been looking and listening with no luck. With all the stars we've identified we've only been able to categorize a few simple exo-planets. A few! This tells me something. And I know many "big" objects which don't require life forms to make them viable, so even tho I see an respect your view, I feel more at home in the clear cold waters of science. That means, theory waiting to be proven. Thanks for coming over!

Diane J Standiford said...

That's what keeps "God" always in our life. We can not believe one entity made all this, yet can not believe in such a huge burp. The not knowing keeps us going. (to where we don't know)

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