"From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. It wasn't a miracle, we just decided to go." - Jim Lovell,"Apollo 13"
And speaking of little green men. People of the internet, I welcome you to 'AREA 51'. Now, do you honestly believe that this place exist? Or that the Roswell UFO incident ever really happened? Why would you? I sure don't. I mean, would aliens really come thousands or billions of miles to earth to just 'crash land' and to be caught so easily by our 1940's government? For you people who don't know of the incident. *thank you wiki*
"The Roswell UFO Incident was the alleged recovery of extra-terrestrial debris, including alien corpses, from an object which crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, on or about July 8, 1947. Since the late 1970s the incident has been the subject of intense controversy and the subject of conspiracy theories as to the true nature of the object which crashed. The United States military maintains that what was actually recovered was debris from an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to a classified program named "Mogul"; however, many UFO proponents maintain that in fact a crashed alien craft and bodies were recovered, and that the military then engaged in a cover-up."
And then there is this so called 'alien autopsy'. Honestly, its a total hoax! *thanks wiki again* "The footage caused an international sensation when it aired on television networks around the world. In 2006, Santilli admitted that the film was mostly a reconstruction but continued to claim that it was based on genuine footage now lost (how convenient), and that some frames from the original remained"
"A star shines on the hour of our meeting."- Elvish greeting, "The Lord of the Rings"
The fight to find intelligent life out there in the universe is a scarce battle. But what if, one day, we do find life out there? In space. Not primordial life, no no no, that is completely different. They pose to threat to us. But think about it. Intelligent life. What if? I mean, would you be scared? Or would you be overjoyed because you know you're not alone in this vast universe? Personally I would be overjoyed. Just the thought of being able to find life out in the universe! Its not even that. To know that your planet is not the only one with life! On another note, we always perceived that 'aliens' from another planet were these little green men things with long fingers and bug eyes. Or (from the alien movie series) these savage beasts with no mercy. We have no idea what they will look like or how they would act! And the probability of them looking anything like us is either slim to nearly impossible. We just have these outrageous accusations and exaggerated stories about what they might look like, which probably started with a rumor gone bad. There is no way I believe that they are little green men.
"The long haired star." - The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle describes Haley's Comet (1066)
You know what I don't get? There are supposed to be black holes all over the universe. Billions of them! They suck up anything they can find, to feed their infinite stomachs. One day the universe is going to be a cold, dead, and dry place. Not that its not cold and dry already, but dead. There is even suppose to be a Super Massive Black Hole in the center of our very own galaxy! So think about it, one day (possibly billions upon billions of years from now), our own galaxy is going to be sucked into that black hole.
Did you know that in January 2008, the largest known black hole in the universe was discovered? Its at 18 billion solar masses! It is located in the heart of a quasar called OJ287, it’s at a distance of 3.5 billion light years !
See, you guys learned something today. Don't say I don't teach you anything...
Does it stand to reason that the scale of intelligent life could be dramatically different on other, much larger earth like planets, or much smaller ones? Or do we have any reason to believe, based on our knowledge of physics, that there is some cosmological limit to the range of mass for complex life forms?
I wish that one day we can find a civilization out there, with intelligent life. It would be fantasitc.
"All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in." - TONI MORRISON, Online NewsHour interview, Mar. 9, 1998
You wonder about life, and think if it will be like this forever? Will it be all about money, war, poverty, death? I was reading 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry today, and came to a thought. A utopian society does sound good. What if we did live in 'sameness'? Live in a peaceful, utopian community, where all possible steps were taken to eliminate pain or confusion. The family units would share their dreams and feelings on a daily basis to diffuse emotional buildup. Every family has a mother, father, and two children, one of each sex. Where everyone has his or her place in the world assigned according to gifts and interests. There is much laughter and obvious joy. There is no rudeness, no crime, no unemployment, No colors, no emotion, and no disease. Think about it, what if we lost violence, sadness, and loss, as well as true love, beauty, joy, adventure, animals, and family? Living in a perfect, utopian community, where there are no choices, no feelings, no, anything. Doesn't that sound like a great place to live in? Obviously that was sarcasm.
By the way, stop with the email messages about me not updating every day. I don't HAVE to update everyday you know. I somewhat have a life outside of my dorm room.
"For I dipped into the Future, far as the human eye could see; saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1842
Another mystery thats been on my mind is, The Lost City of Atlantis. Everyone has heard the story, first mentioned by Plato. Here is Plato's introduction to Atlantis in 'Timaeus', first written in 360BC.
For it is related in our records how once upon a time your State stayed the course of a mighty host, which, starting from a distant point in the Atlantic ocean, was insolently advancing to attack the whole of Europe, and Asia to boot. For the ocean there was at that time navigable; for in front of the mouth which you Greeks call, as you say, 'the pillars of Heracles,' there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean. For all that we have here, lying within the mouth of which we speak, is evidently a haven having a narrow entrance; but that yonder is a real ocean, and the land surrounding it may most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent. Now in this island of Atlantis there existed a confederation of kings, of great and marvelous power, which held sway over all the island, and over many other islands also and parts of the continent.
Over the years, the idea of a lost continent became geologically impossible, due to the widely increased understanding of plate tectonics around the 1960s. There have been dozens of locations prophesied for Atlantis over the passed hundred years. A lot of people actually believe that Atlantis is not in the Atlantic after all. Most of these locations were thought of by psychics or other pseudoscientific means, though many of these proposed locations, share the same exact characteristics of what happened to Atlantis, a catastrophic end.
Many people today believe that Atlantis was once an advance civilization. This was mentioned by Edgar Cace, a psychic, who suggested that it was originally a continent-sized region extending from the Azores to the Bahamas, holding an ancient, highly evolved civilization which had ships and aircraft powered by a mysterious form of energy crystal. He also predicted that parts of Atlantis would rise in 1968 or 1969.
In 1968, it actually happened. The Bimini Road is an underwater rock formation, of large rectangular stones, near North Bimini island in the Bahamas, that was founded by J. Manson Valentine.
It will never go away you know, Atlantis will always be thought of as a large continent with an advance civilization, that will never be found.
"What grander idea can the mind of man form to itself than a prodigious, glorious and firy globe hanging in the midst of an infinite and boundless space surrounded with bodies of whom our earth is scarcely any thing in comparison, moving their rounds about its body and held tight to their respective orbits by the attractive force inherent to it while they are suspended in the same space by the Creator's almighty arm! And then let us cast our eyes up to the spangled canoply of heaven, where innumerable luminaries at such an immense distance from us cover the face of the skies. All suns as great as that which illumines us, surrounded with earths perhaps no way inferior to the ball which we inhabit and no part of the amazing whole unfilled! System running into system, and worlds bordering on worlds! Sun, earth, moon, stars be ye made, and they were made!" - Edmund Burke, at age 15 praising the 'noble science' of astronomy
The world is a funny place you know. Full of mysteries that no one can explain.
But in reality there really isn't anything that we can do about it. Nothing we can really solve. All we can do, is to try and find an explanation.
And even that is a hard task. Trying to find an explanation for something that we have no idea what is.
You could say that, maybe we'll never get the chance to find it in our lifetime. But then again,you never know what could happen.
Take the Bermuda Triangle for instance. (For the people who don't know, here is a brief explanation.) The Bermuda Triangle is an area of water in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, in which numerous amounts planes, and boats appear to go missing in mysterious circumstances. Some people believe the disappearances to be the work of bad weather, time warps, alien abductions, and even suspension of the law of physics.
Although substantial documentation exists to show that many of the reports have been exaggerated, there is still no explanation for the unusually large number of disappearances in the area.
I have this friend, Chris. He goes on cruises every single year to the Bahamas, and passes right through the Bermuda Triangle, and he comes back alive and well. So I'm not entirely sure if this is believable or not.
Oh well I guess.
"The meek shall inherit the Earth. And the rest of us will go to the stars." - Omni Magazine
There is something different about our ever changing world. I don't know if any of you know this, or if you would even care.. but it has been in my thoughts lately.
Do you believe that we, (humans) could be the only life in existence? Or are we just a small population too far to find other life forms out there in the universe.
That thought has come to my mind many times within the last couple years.
The closest galaxy in the universe to us that happens to be very similar to ours, the Andromeda Galaxy. There is a huge possibility that within the Andromeda Galaxy, there could actually be a planet similar to Earth. This possible Earth like planet, could also have possible life forms on it. Could be primordial life, or intelligent life like the humans on this planet.
You know what? There could actually be more than one planet, maybe dozens. All we have to do is search for them. But there is a problem with all this. There is no way we could know if this is true or not. Why? Because we're in a point of our existence where technology hasn't evolved enough for us to search vast distances.
The Andromeda Galaxy is over 2 million light years away from us. And when we see the galaxy through our primitive telescopes, we're seeing it as it was 2 million years ago. So if there was a way for us to see into the galaxy and find the planets, who knows what we would find. Whatever we see wont be like they are today.
That is where my site banner comes in. THE DRAKE EQUATION. The true question is, is there a way to estimate the number of technologically advanced civilizations that might exist in our Galaxy? Actually, yes, there is. It was created by Dr. Frank Drake. And he conceived a means to mathematically estimate the number of worlds that might harbor beings with technology sufficient enough to communicate across the vast gulfs of interstellar space.
N = R* fp ne fl fi fc L (the drake equation)
This estimates about 10,000 communicative civilizations in the Milky Way alone. Imagine another galaxy, say Andromeda?
Just thought I would share.