UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, April 03, 2017

What would extraterrestrials want with or from the Earth?

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If aliens from an advanced culture or civilization are visiting this planet, in droves, as UFO data indicate, why?

Does Earth have something that a supposedly gazillion other planets in the galaxy or, certainly, the universe doesn’t?

All the elements, chemistries, and exotic materials, including water, abound in outer space scientists tell us.

So what keeps ETs reconnoitering our planet?

Could it be the diverse flora or fauna, and especially we humans?

That seems unlikely, as science tells us, or tries to, that diverse life and sentient beings are plentiful in the cosmos; that’s why science, in its many forms, is seeking life elsewhere.

And Earth is so remote – such a backwater – in the great scheme of the cosmos, why is it, according to acolytes of the ETH (extraterrestrial hypothesis), the place of places for alien visitors?

Earth is special for we inhabitants, a unique repository for grand human creativity and effort. (Those who are attuned to the humanities can cite all the great works that are part of the human oeuvre.)

But what alien culture could appreciate Michelangelo, Beethoven, or Shakespeare et al.?

Even highly sentient, brilliant, advanced beings could never fathom anything created by mankind except, maybe, its edifices.

Even human behavior would be a constant mystery, something even humans don’t fully understand.

And the behavior of animal, even plants, would be baffling to visitors from worlds elsewhere in space and time.

Don’t give me the nuclear explanation. Atomic power is primitive and would be to beings that are able to traverse the cosmic void to come here.

I can’t, for the life of me, think of any reason that ETs would come here, and in the numbers that UFO reporting seems to indicate.

Nope. We are not being examined or spied upon by advanced sentient beings flying about, willy-nilly in craft we call UFOs.


RR

8 Comments:

  • Could we be just a zoological-garden, for the Tall-Whites and others, to come down and do repairs, & replenish, on the way through?................

    By Blogger Daniel, at Tuesday, April 04, 2017  

  • On the way through, Daniel? To where? From where?

    Too many UFO sightings. The visitations would be obsessive, and an advanced species wouldn't really be advanced, if they spent that much time and effort visiting this lonely, pathetic planet, would they?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, April 04, 2017  

  • To where? From where? is of no concern, Rich! This planet has plenty to offer.
    I wouldn't call seven & a half billion people exactly lonely or pathetic, here... What's wrong Rich, they getting too close for you!?..........

    By Blogger Daniel, at Tuesday, April 04, 2017  

  • This "pathetic planet" is a recurring theme of yours that I don't get. Pathetic by comparison to what? To our total observation thus far we have only a single inhabited world, ours, while as you know, I do keep a hope for SETI.

    There are certainly a great number of pathetic human elements of our planet but they are few in number although certainly there are those that are horrendous.

    Continuing the thought of a comparison, comes this single blue planet/ water world in the goldilocks zone of our solar system. Were it not thus we would not have this discussion; as it is, it has allowed the plethora of life forms (Wikipedia estimate: 10 to 14 million) to include us.

    In the rest of our observations we find rocks, ice, gases, amid radiation that we escape, in a quiet position of our galaxy far from the greater dangers of a more central position.

    Were there to be others, and I believe there should be mathematically as, we are so too must they be, they must also be rare due the confines and hazards noted. Further, I have come to believe that we are unlikely to encounter others due the immense distances involved until we find in a new physics a dimensional or superluminal opportunity -or they do.

    Pathetic defines a comparison and I see no reason to use it out of hand when there is no comparison to justify its use. If we are/were to project that there are others who have in some way found our dear island it is certainly reasonable, again in a projection, that they would be as curious of us as we would be of them if we came to find them first.

    Now, if they did arrive to find their first observation to be of our pathetic brothers that would be something else. They could find us pathetic -or we might find them so.

    BD

    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Thursday, April 06, 2017  

  • Bryan:

    If you've read all my postings recently, you know that I think highly of human accomplishment.

    I mean pathetic in the context of that which makes up the whole cosmos: size, location, element content, and the like.

    I guess you're one of the gang that is Earth-centric; that is, you think the Earth is the sine qua non of planetary creation.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, April 06, 2017  

  • RR.

    "I guess you're one of the gang that is Earth-centric; that is, you think the Earth is the sine qua non of planetary creation."

    If you read my comment carefully, I suppose I must agree as without another inhabited world for comparison we stand as sine qua non of planetary creation by definition. A single planet of life is just that until there are two.

    Then you carry on with, "I mean pathetic in the context of that which makes up the whole cosmos: size, location, element content, and the like."

    The size of whole of the cosmos is near infinite, which as I noted, brings up that there must/should be others as Earth defines the very possibility. It follows that the size of the planet, location (centric), element content and the like are but subsets of our only known requirements for life. There is no pathos there.

    I'd consider an Archimedean "Eureka!" as more appropriate.

    BD

    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Thursday, April 06, 2017  

  • Bryan...

    You persist....and make a point (or a few).

    I'm trying to say the Earth is unique, but so far out of the cosmic mainstream that it wouldn't attract ETs or visitors in the numbers indicated by UFO sighting reports.

    If an advanced species found Earth to be so attractive that they (the ETs) spent their lives, no matter how long they live, reconnoitering us, they are not as advanced as we think they should be.

    It's like a group of intellectuals getting so enamored of Disney World that they ignore the rest of our globe. It doesn't make sense to me.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, April 06, 2017  

  • [It's like a group of intellectuals getting so enamored of Disney World that they ignore the rest of our globe.] I bet thats happened too, Rich! and maybe it doesn't need to make sense, that it is, just the way things work out, up there....
    We really don't know, do we?............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Friday, April 07, 2017  

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