Sunday, September 19, 2010
If There Are No Aliens "Out There," Then Why Would God Put Space "Out There"?
When I opine to religious friends that I balance in favor of us being alone -- there may be relatively intelligent animals, but there are no aliens with self-knowledge and free will -- they usually respond, "But then why would got put so much space out there, with so much in it (as in the photo of galaxies, above)?
My answer is that we are midway between two empty worlds, the microscopic world of subatomic particles, and the macroscopic world of space.
The subatomic world is devoid of tiny little intelligent guys. Yet, it is filled with literally uncountable numbers of particles wafting hither and yon, doing this and doing that, completely oblivious to us.
If God can do that MICROscopically, why not do the same thing MACROscopically?
In truth, I think that space represents opportunity -- it is the frontier we could go to if we put our backs, and our social organization and good will, into it.
It is there for us.
Will we get there before wrap-up time?
I don't know. As I said in the prior post, we appear to be in The Great Falling Away.
The fuse appears to be lit.