At some point or another everyone has looked up at the starry night and wondered if there are anywhere in the universe aliens looking back at them. When you take an outward look at the universe and well in our case just the viewable nights sky you can really run with your imagination. In my own personal experience, I have pondered for sometimes hours about the possibility that there is something else out there in the expanse of sky that im looking at.
The Fermi Paradox
This is where the Fermi Paradox comes in, in essence the question we are asking is where are all the aliens? in the whole universe we find it hard to believe that we are the only evolved lifeforms and therefore we are ever eager to make communication with, with the infinite nature of the universe we find it impossible for a lifeform to have not evolved enough to make communication with whole solar systems. Scientists in the field are completely split on the subject. On the one hand you have the scientist that believe time will catch up and we will hear from intelligent life. In fact, Stephen hawking himself has been quoted as saying
Now everyone knows that Stephen hawking is one of the ley figure heads of the science field, to have such a well-known scientist time and time again theorise that aliens are out there resonates with us.
So What Will The Aliens Be Like
If people at the intellectual level of Stephen hawking believe that alien life is out there, its has definitely passed the days that people can slander the belief in alien life as hogwash. The second part of his quote that is intriguing is “but we should be wary of answering back” to me this shows that the belief he has in aliens is essentially wary. There is still the element of the unknown and Stepehn hawking recognises that.
The above quote is another by Stephen Hawking, It really goes to say that we truly don’t know what to expect from alien life, the possibility that alien life is unrecognisable to us is a possibility. What will they want when they find us, if they are superior in intelligence and strength is there a chance we can provide any benefit to them. Would they attempt to wipe us out like the classic independence day? Or would they just want to talk ;like we see in the latest movie Arrival.
No one truly knows however all that we can hope is that when they do come, they are much more peaceful than the apocalyptic race that many theorize them to be. So what do you guys think, are Aliens out there somewhere or are we the sole guardians of the universe.
if you wanted a bit more info on the fermi paradox you can check out this video
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