We were talking about the search for intelligent life in the Universe which got us at Harlam to thinking, (Again). There is a huge amount of real estate surrounding us on on planet Earth in to which many neighbours must well have moved. At the current count it is estimated that there are something like 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets out there somewhere. (That’s an awful lot of zeros!). If only a tiny fraction have spawned life then that is a lot of species out there somewhere.
Even taking in to account the scientific thought in regard to all the time that has past since the Universe’s supposed noisy start, (Mind you is it like the tree, if no one was there to here this Big Bang did it actually make a noise?), fourteen or so billion years, where they say it is possible that other civilisations could have come and gone already. Lets face it the odds are that there is more than likely a lot of other life out there at this very moment.
With this knowledge we have we spend all this time sending out these invitations to them hoping, expecting, for some kind of reply. Pointing our radio transmitters along with receiving dishes in all directions of that oh so vast sky getting despondent as we have had no reply.
Here is the thought we had though.
Knowing humanity as it is right now, (It’s not in what could be classed an A state, more like a Z at best.), what we have done to this planet, our violent history; if you were intelligent life out there would you want to respond to us? We doubt it very much. Think about who we act when we are confronted with someone with those horrible traits. We ourselves do the very same thing when we see someone we don’t like; we simply choose to ignore them, hoping they’ll disappear never to be seen again. (Whilst we breathe a great sigh of relief.)
Why should we expect any less of ‘intelligent’ life toward us? (After all it is not called intelligent for no reason!) Let’s face it we are truly the rowdy neighbour of the housing estate known as the Universe. Trashing the nice house we have, shouting, screaming at each other, polluting the once nice clean place they once enjoyed. Who in the Universe, (And their right mind!), would want contemplate welcoming us to the neighbourhood? Yet alone want to borrow a cup of sugar or invite us round for dinner, perhaps a warm get to know you BBQ?
We seriously believe there may well be sign posts up around our solar system that we can’t see with messages to interstellar travelers, “Do not Enter – Contaminated Zone” Put up by those ‘Anceint Aliens‘ we believe visited us in our human adolescence. (Took one look at us and said, “NO we’re leaving, Good Bye. Putting the warning signs up as they left!) Which is why we have never been visited by extra-terrestrial life since, likely never will either.
Any kind of life that is intelligent will see us as a petulant child more interested in destruction than learning. Let’s face it despite everything in our past that should act as a warning, (The red flag could not be much bigger!), to our own forthcoming potential demise, we still carry on the same. Who in their right mind wants to get to know someone like that? That’s an easy answer, absolutely no one.
They would be as likely to visit us as we would want a package holiday in a War torn country on our own planet right now. No, they are more likely to be simply watching us through their remote viewing technologies, much like we watch a comedy show on our TV’s here. Tuning in to our on going human calamity comedic actions, not believing a species could be so dumb, laughing at us as we head towards the inevitable series ending. (There will be no second series of the the humanity show either.)
Maybe humans were actually seeded by alien intelligence all those millennia ago as some theorists now believe. If so then they probably look at as now as we would an ant farm that has become a colossal failure. (If Ants acted like we do, we’d think the same don’t kid yourself.) Leaving us forgotten in a dark corner to simply whimper out of existence as we are simply not worth their time now.
Here is our concluding thought on this.
We need to address ourselves to becoming a more civilised, compassionate, caring human civilisation who respect our own planet along with the true balance of nature plus the infinite harmonious beauty of the Universe.
For until then we two think this is why we will not get responses to our human communications sent out to those intelligent beings that do live in harmony with the Universe and their own selves. They will simply ignore us and we will remain alone in the Universe as they watch us destroy ourselves. In the end simply raise a toast and say, “Good Riddance”.
(C) Harlin & Lamo The Lion 2019