Fantasizing About Alien Contact

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Posted on February 22, 2014 in Darwin and Evolution, Dumb Ideas, Mind and Brain, Philosophy of Science, SETI

The only evidence of alien intelligence is inside the imaginations of evolutionary scientists and their reporters.

Alien evolutionPhysOrg fantasizes about what aliens look like.  Whatever they have, it must have evolved.  “An alien might have four limbs, just like we humans,” the article says. “Or it might sport 17 tentacles, depending on evolutionary pressures.”  And that’s just the bodies.  What might their minds be like?  Imagine: “We can observe, quantify and describe such things” as their physical forms. “But how can we truly gauge the workings of an alien mind?”  Denise Herzig was chief imagineer in the article.  Dreaming on, she said, “I think someday we may be able to just see ourselves as one of many species who has evolved a few specialties, like vocal language and manipulation of things, instead of looking at ourselves as the only species that are smart, because we think having language is smart.”  The aliens might be so smart, they don’t even need to talk.

Superhabitable planets:  Another article on PhysOrg suggests that we have too parochial a concept of where life might be found.  Just because Earth has life doesn’t mean it can’t exist on large, old planets with fewer mountains.  “Astrophysicist René Heller of McMaster’s Origins Institute says our planet may not be the most ideal place for life and scientists need to consider non-Earth-like, so-called ‘superhabitable’ planets.”   There is evidence for this idea.  Superman.

Calling Starship Enterprise:  An image of Star Trek’s spaceship accompanies another article on PhysOrg asking, “How would earth send messages to a starship—or a distant civilization?”  Maybe you say, “Beam me up, Scotty.”  A UC Berkeley imagineer is thinking of the physical problems involved in long-distance communication, like information loss.  “Besides all that [the physical constraints], at first you wouldn’t know how the other civilization designs its systems and you could therefore send a message that wouldn’t be picked up.”

It must be fun to spend scientific research time on problems nobody has ever had.

Evolutionary theory spawns the most colorful characters.  Like adult children, they have imaginary friends all over the universe.   We suggest diagnosing a new malady for the next edition of the DSM (5/10/13): Comic Book Projection Syndrome.  Symptoms: a dreamy look into the sky by those claiming to love science, a tendency to project space comics into their world view, and a high perhapsimaybecouldness index in their speech.  Readers might wish to opine on treatment options for the afflicted.

The evolutionists don’t seem to realize how funny this all looks when they consider intelligent design unscientific, but believe the aliens design their systems; when they believe angels are pseudoscientific, but want to communicate with beings no one has ever seen that might be incorporeal.  We don’t want to give the devil an idea, but he and his minions could take over the scientific world by impersonating aliens, saying, “We’re from the planet Xorx and we are here to help you with your next stage of evolution.”

 

 

5 Comments

tjguy February 22, 2014

The only evidence of alien intelligence is inside the imaginations of evolutionary scientists and their reporters.”

LOL!

And yet they ridicule theists for believing in God, for whom they say there is no evidence.

What a double standard!

tjguy February 22, 2014

It must be fun to spend scientific research time on problems nobody has ever had.”

And I bet it is even more fun to get paid for it!

John_Michael February 22, 2014

Between the one myth, of the underground shape shifting reptilian aliens, ruling the world with a Nazi agenda and the other myth of a primitive evolving hominid, I’m not sure if I should be practicing a lizard guttural hiss or work on improving my ape screeches, hoots and grunts?

I think for now, I will keep my attention on Detecting Design in the Natural Sciences.

Plazatoro February 22, 2014

The devil and his minions already are using that idea. Abductees regularly report that the aliens which abduct them tell them that they are from the planet “Xork” and are here to help with the next stage of evolution.

Read Gary Bates’ book Alien Intrusion for a lucid and convincing treatment of the whole UFO phenomenon.

pjp February 22, 2014

This has already been done. People need to read Arthur C Clarke’s book “Childhood’s End” written many years ago and considered a science fiction classic. The friendly aliens come to earth stop war, give us great new technologies that improve mankind’s lot, but stay hidden from our sight for a generation. When they reveal themselves they look like images of Satan. Don’t be mistaken, they are always portrayed as good and are here to help us evolve. They take the last generation of children with them to fulfill this mission. Clarke was an avowed atheist.

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