UFO Conjectures

Saturday, March 04, 2017

How the Universe Works?

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The Science Channel’s auspicious series How the Universe Works makes me crazy.

A repeat airing of the series show Strangest Alien Worlds [2017] Saturday 3/4/17 told viewers that astronomers were avid about finding another planet (or two) like Earth, with life and civilizations.....yes, civilizations.

This is where scientists, musing for the show, get goofy….and they are supposed to be scientific.

To think or believe or offer that “civilizations” would accrue on a planet with various similarities to Earth is a projection of the most egregious kind.
No planet, anywhere in the galaxy or universe would ever develop civilizations like those that came about and evolved on our planet. It’s a virtual impossibility, and you know why (or should).

Earth’s civilizations developed within the confines of human and societal machinations and various interactions that are unique to this planet: the meteorological accretions, the geographical and geological amalgamates, the chemical substrates, and all the other mutabilities that science dotes upon in its studies of this planetary habitat.

Civilizations formed within the context of Earth and Earth alone.

No other planet, anywhere, would form civilizations as we know or have known them. It’s an impossibility on the face of it.

Ancient Astronaut theorists get by this impossibility by suggesting that alien life forms, extraterrestrials, brought civilizations here, created life-styles based upon their own.
That makes a kind of sense, except for the difficulty I often suggest here and that is Earth is such a backwater, obscure thing in the totality of the cosmos that to infer visitors have come here and are coming here to interact with humanity is ludicrous, not impossible but improbable as there are other places far more interesting or scintillating that this little patch of blue we find ourselves on.

Yes, I know many of you think, errantly, like those scientists making up civilizations on other planets, that Earth is a showcase planet attracting alien life forms in significant numbers, many crashing their vehicles when the finally get here.

But that aside, let me assure you that civilizations would not form on other Earth-like planets.

Civilizations are an Earth-only process.

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The forlorn, fringe status of Ufology

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I have a few other blogs besides this one, as most of you know, and I have several Facebook pages, although I hate Facebook with a passion.

One of my blogs deals with the financial cable network, CNBC, an affiliate of NBC.

And other blogs and Facebook pages are attuned to news media, locally (Fort Wayne, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan).

And while reading the current New Yorker [March 6, 2017], I realized that my interests and those of most everyone else on this planet are tied to things more existentially relevant than the UFO phenomenon.

UFOs are a kind of addictive silliness for most of you who show up here.

The phenomenon is hardly relevant to your everyday needs and happiness (or downsides).

But you (and I) persist in giving more attention to UFOs than the phenomenon deserves or should have.

UFOs mean nothing in the great scheme of things, even if they turn out to contain beings from other worlds in the Universe.

Everyday pressures and subsistence needs are a priority, well not for a few UFO nuts but for most of us who claim to be enthusiasts.

I have no real friends who take to UFO talk or rumination. They will converse excitedly about the current political goings-on (the Trump thing) or the financial fallout of Herbalife and Apple (or, now, Snapchat).

I don’t bring up UFOs in social settings, ever.

And those in my son Josh’s academic gang, The Einstein Fellowship (in Ann Arbor), talk about neurology, psychology, and the machinations of science(s).

I’ve broached the UFO topic with his group, a few times, but the conversations have always devolved into the mental quirkiness of the ufology thing, its bizarre, peripheral existence in society.

While there is a pocket, modicum of enthusiasm among those who drop by this blog, that enthusiasm doesn’t exist in the real world, the active elements of society.

UFOs are as meaningless as fluoride in your drinking water, there but not noticed by drinkers.

So, while I persist in flogging UFOs, I recognize that my effort, as meaningless as it is, is a personal indulgence that exists alone in a virtual vacuum of ongoing, meaningful activity.

So, there it is: the awareness of the triviality that is ufology, and the reason that it is on its last legs as a formidable topic even among UFO buffs.

N.B. Image use (above) from https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Forlorn_Hope_(Hall)