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RE: How will the overwhelming discovery of extraterrestrial life affect our lives and beliefs?

in #life4 years ago

Very interesting post. I think there is a significant flaw in the premise though as it doesn’t consider the element of time. In cosmic terms, humanity has barely been in existence, and will become extinct.

Time and existence is forever though. There is near certainty of life on other planets, but it doesn’t mean they will exist at the same time as we do, or in any proximity near enough for any of us to recognize the others presence.

I don’t think this would impact religious beliefs even if it did occur, as the same could be said about evolution or carbon dating. Faith finds a way to persist due to culture, norms and uncertainty regarding the unexplainable.

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Hello @bdempsey

Time and existence is forever though. There is near certainty of life on other planets, but it doesn’t mean they will exist at the same time as we do, or in any proximity near enough for any of us to recognize the others presence.

I hadn't thought of that. However, some scriptures assure the coming of higher beings earlier, many years ago, so I think they existed long ago.

Faith finds a way to persist due to culture, norms and uncertainty regarding the unexplainable.

I agreed with you

Thanks for coming by

Hi @bdempsey,

"...... near certainty of life on other planets,..... "

What do you mean by the word 'life'?

Did you mean ETs or other forms of life?

I am raising this question because ETs have been visiting our earth for quite a long time now. Hence your words "near certainty" created confusion in my mind.

Please throw some light and clear my doubt.

Thanks in advance, @bdempsey.

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As time has no beginning or end, infinite opportunity for life in any form to exist. I haven’t seen anything that proves or disproves that ETs have visited Earth. But it is near mathematically certain that intelligent life will exist somewhere else in the universe at some time.

Of course @bdempsey, as you said, we are not ALONE in this universe.

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