Monday, July 12, 2010

Theoretical Physicist on aliens

Listen to a theoretical Physicist discuss the plausibility of the existence of aliens, what these aliens might be like, and how we would contact them.

I think that this video is interesting for two reasons. First, humans tend to resort "anthropomorphizing" (making things human-like) when they don't understand something. This is the same idea behind all of the human looking aliens on programs like Stargate SG-1 and Star Trek. Have you ever seen a sci-fi show (with the possible exception of 2001: A Space Odyssey) that had the concept of an alien that looked, acted, and interacted with humans in an incomprehensibly advanced way?

2001: A Space Odyssey (film)Image via Wikipedia

Second, the description of a "third level civilization in the video sounded a lot like a very strong appeal to the possibility of the existence of a God (which I also personally believe to be true). How else would you describe the interactions of an advanced civilization of beings (or a single being) with the people of earth? It may be that God is simply nothing more than an advanced being who intercedes on our behalf, both collectively and individually.

What are your thoughts on the video?

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