Frankly, I think the SETI project
is a good program as far as it goes.. but.
Never have heard my perspective on ET put forth in any public forum. So here goes.
Are there ETs here?
- Out of billions of solar systems and billions of galaxies, how did they find Earth?
- How did they travel here?
- If one type ET is here, then why not multiple types.
- Who are they and how many of "they" are there?
- If there are multiple ET's, how do they communicate?
- Did they get here before Homo erectus or after?
- What is their agenda?
If ETs are here, how could they have possibly found us? Well, obviously earth has been
broadcasting an RF signature for millions of years in the form of lightening. So if ET needed
any kind of beacon to home in on another M class plant, they've had it for millions of years.
More likely that was coupled with the signature our sun radiates. Wouldn't be to hard for an
advanced civilization, I expect, to have some kind of scanning technology for all stars with a
specific light spectrum pattern.
Meanwhile, if there are essentially an infinite number of stars (suns/solar systems) out
there, then it follows that there are an infinite number of possibilities for other M class
plants with other intelligent life forms in orbit around those suns. Statistically, half of
those would have been formed before earth, perhaps thousands or millions of years before earth,
and statistically, life on half of those early worlds would have progressed much more rapidly than on earth.
Lets do the math ...
Doing the math we might have, for arguments sake, ~1015 solar systems. That is 10 to
the 15th power. Say 1% of those have M class planets or 1013 M class planets.
Say next that 1/2 of the 1013 M class planets were formed before us. That would put the
possible number at around ~1012 more advanced earth-like planets out there in our universe.
That is ~1 Trillion or ~1,000,000,000,000 far more advanced earth-like planets out there.
If a responsible number of those intelligent civilizations discovered space travel and
if some of those have visited earth, it would account for us earthlings describing ET visitors
since the beginning of recorded time (thousands of years).
Now, statistically speaking, if we have been found and visited, it just doesn't make sense that
out of all that intelligent ET life that only one ET civilization found us. To me, if we have been
found and visited at all, then it makes far more sense that we have been visited by more than one
ET (from more than one planet/solar system) civilization. Since 60%-80% (purely my guess), of
the sightings seem to be of dissimilar craft, it would seem to suggest to me that we are teeming
with ETs from MANY different worlds.
OK, for arguements sake, let's say that ET is in fact here.
OK, they are here. Don't have a clue what technology they are using to get here except that
they most likely are using some form of gravitic propulsion systems.
OK, so we have lots of them running around up there (here) for thousands of years, then ...
How do they communicate between themselves? Obviously, if they are here in the numbers
that the sightings suggest, then they must be able to see and interact with each other. How?
Not by RF. We listen to the entire RF spectrum. How do they communicate with their home worlds?
Light? Sub-atomic particles? I don't know, but they clearly must have an angle on some other
spectrum of physics that we have not been able to master yet.
What agreements are in place between the various ETs out there. They obviously are not
having any disagreements (battles) between themselves over our planet, humm at least
in recent history. Maybe they worked out their issues back April 4, 1561 in the
skies over Nuremberg, Germany.
Anyway, if they had issues with each other, we would see it. So, it seems likely
in my mind that they have long ago reached agreement over how to share this
place. Humm.. share... what, why, how, what's the point? Why would multiple ETs want to
come so far at great risk and expense and want to share our planet without actually coming
down here and landing and stepping out and interacting with us.
The 2 possible reasons they are here depends on whether they started arriving
before Homo erectus or after.
If they arrived after Home erectus their agenda could be research. What makes us tick?
If they arrived before though, then I expect their agenda is gardening. The ETs just want to see
how we are coming along and don't want to interfere with their experiment or their crops. Sort of
like weeding the garden, plucking a half grown carrot to see how it is doing, while careful not
to disturb the rest of the patch.
In any case, it accounts for so many tales of being abducted and then probed, examined
and then returned.
Have I ever seen an ET.. No! least I don't think so. But I am a strong believer that they
are a real statistical possibility. After all, there have been millions of documented
sightings all over the world, over thousands of years.
"Statistical possibility" does not make it a certainty, but if you ask a Las Vegas Casino
floor boss what his reaction would be to someone winning 50 straight spins of a roulette table.
He would say that the guy is cheating.. even if he didn't see it and couldn't prove it.