Jaclyn McGrew McGrew 1 English 1102 Robert Arnold 11-9-10 Mr. Plait and Mrs. Twomey, By what definition can we, as humans, go by that explains the phenomenal creatures called aliens? The most UFOistic meaning that you have described is “ an extraterrestrial intelligent being, someone who lives on other planets out from Earth.
” (DeVore 4) With this I can agree, until you begin to depict an alien as a green monster with two fingers, three eyes, and the motives to take over our world. You both explain in this article that there is absolutely no way anyone or anything can live in our universe. While I canrespectyour theories and opinions, I can’t help but feel like you may be thinking slightly unrealistic, and I’ll tell you why. You speak about Evolution and how we were created by the sun. How do we know that each galaxy doesn’t have it’s own Earth? I am highly familiar with that theory and I can understand where you may draw those conclusions from. However, I would like to bring up another theory for your consideration. Fact: There are over 125 million predicted galaxy in the Universe, and over 200 billion stars just in our galaxy.
“ Say Evolution is in fact how we got here; couldn’t it have happened several other times? ” (Eastman 2) Maybe in different galaxies? For all we know, one ore maybe more of the 200 billion other stars is a planet with some kind of life form, but we are not yet technologically advanced enough to find it. McGrew 2 That brings me to my second point: Technology. You state that, “ the phenomenon is only real if it can be measured or detected through a well-known and active technique, such as x-ray cameras and infrared telescopes. ” (Plait 2) While these tools would definitely help the questioning of this phenomenon, our world does not have the technology to venture very far. I believethat if, in fact, there is another form of life out there, it is a huge possibility that they are hundreds or thousands of years older than us, therefore they re more technologically advanced. An interesting theory to consider is just that. If this “ other life form” is truly that advanced, wouldn’t it be possible for them to see us, even if we can’t see them? As a curioushuman being, I truly believe we must carefully consider every possibility, even if we don’t necessarily have concrete evidence.
Thirdly, you specifically quote that, “ many people think that hundreds of videos or thousands of photographs are evidence enough to demonstrate scientifically a fact; it is not. ” (Plait 1) This statement brings up a very good point, however it initially leads me to ask a few questions concerning the Bible. As a Christian, I grew up on God’s word and the beliefe that we were created by God and all of us derived from Adam and Eve. Is the Bible not, in fact, a prime example of a tangible rebuttal against that sentence alone? What I am trying to get at here is this: millions of people spend their whole lives reading and believing the Bible, but have never actually seen evidence that it speaks the truth. Believing in the Bible without meeting Jesus in person is the same as believing in aliens without experiencing an abduction. So why is it so easy for us to believe in God but not extraterrestrials? McGrew 3 So many humans immediately think of the word “ alien. ” I want to know why aliens are supposedly taking over all of the time.
Where did that theory or idea derive from? This leads me to my final argument and my depiction to your statement, “ yes, it seems that people prefer to be deceived instead of plugging theirbrains with factual information. ” (??? ) Well, isn’t the fact that there re so many other galaxies out there a form of factual information? To me, this statement proves my point that we humans really need to start being more realistic. I am constantly asking bundles of “ what-if” questions, but by doing so I am only led to research everything more in depth. In conclusion, I would like to leave you with a few small examples of other theories to consider: What if God is real, but created other planets just like that of our own? What if Evolution is how we were created and it happened multiple times in other galaxies? What if there are ther planets like ours, and what we consider “ aliens” are exactly like us just thousands of years ahead technologically, explaining UFO citings and recorded abductions. What if, in fact, Earth is a project of another world that is so advanced and genius that we are unable to even mentally fathom it? While I do and always will enjoy debating this topic, I believe in God and the creation story, but I also believe that is extremely naive for us to think we are alone. Thank you, Jaclyn McGrew