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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Breaking down the Bible.
Genesis, 3
The Fall.

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modelled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty." — Albert Einstein.

This is a crucial event in the book and history of mankind, because this is the point where all our misfortunes began...
Despite the fact that it should be taken as an allegory, something terrible must have happened anyway. We became weak slavish mortals; lost all privileges and were ousted from the paradise.

The Fall
The Fall.

(Capella Sistina. Michelangelo)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Should we fear aliens?
S. Hawking says we should.

"Suppose that tomorrow a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth, beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals. Would they have the right to treat you as you treat the animals you breed, keep and kill for food, (and I’d add, pleasure or experiments)?" — John Harris.

Grey. Should we fear aliens like him?
Grey.
Should we fear
aliens like him?
First of all, what are the odds that there exist alien civilizations other than in our Solar system?

Well, as for me, I stick to the concept of precedent — if something happened once, it’s physically possible, therefore nothing can definitely rule out the probability of existence of intelligent life beyond our planet (in case we agree to consider life on the Earth intelligent!), either in this universe or in parallel dimensions. On the other hand, the mediocrity principle states that Earth is not special, but merely a typical planet, which is a bit far-fetched in my humble opinion.

Actually, the probability is pretty high, which leads us to the Fermi paradox:

How come that while the age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggest that a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations should exist even in the Milky Way galaxy, we still haven’t seen any evidence such as spacecraft, probes or at least radio transmissions — well, officially. Although, Ufologists do report sightings almost every day.

Here is how the exact scientific wording sounds:

“The apparent size and age of the universe suggest that many technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilizations ought to exist.
However, this hypothesis seems inconsistent with the lack of observational evidence to support it.”
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