Are We Alone?
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Geoff_Howard]Geoff Howard
Sometimes we gaze into the dark night above and watch the millions of twinkling lights that seem to very slowly move across from horizon to horizon. Even the most unimaginative mind must sometimes wonder that somewhere in that quagmire of light life may exist. It becomes hard to believe that in the never-ending distances of space with billions of suns and planetary systems only we exist. Could another Earth type planet be lurking out there? Like our planet it would have to have an electro-magnetic defence shield around its atmosphere to protect us from solar flares and be approximately 93 million miles from its sun. The chances that many type Earth planets are out there are good. The underlying factor is that our civilisation is not advanced enough to travel the great distances involved. If we were to travel to Mars I believe the return journey would be approximately 18 months long, to the nearest star many, many years even at the speed of light. The speed of light is a significant barrier to attain as was the sound barrier in early aircraft.
It is astonishing to find that when you gaze up at the night sky (with no light pollution) you are not only seeing other galaxies but looking through time with your naked eyes. You are also looking through gravity the unknown element which bends light and time. Our small physical bodies encase within it a biological computer that is immense in its capability but restricted to the physical plane of existence. Where did we come from? Is it possible that we did come from space originally? Or have we just progressed from ape or monkey type creatures? The big point here is that nobody knows. It cannot be proved nor disproved. Our origins are a complete mystery. Could we be the seeds from an advanced civilisation that once occupied the Earth for a short period or have we evolved from the lower mammal life forms? We are still waiting for evidence of some kind to emerge. Maybe somewhere in the body code of DNA there will be an answer.
In all this religion does play its part. The Garden of Eden could have existed in the earlier Earth period as the bible says, but could two human beings suddenly appear? Science says no and that we must have developed over millions of years. Could two humans from another star system or an earlier Earthly race have started copulation on the Earth? If this is possible, and we have no proof to the contrary, then those star travelling humans probably worshipped God. As an advanced species they could still have their own religion: a system of belief in, worship of a supernatural power or God. This, they would have brought to Earth with their culture. This brings us to the present and the hundreds of churches that have branched off all worshipping one God.
If we are to imagine that other human civilisations exist within our galaxy some in a first state of awareness, others progressed to our level, and advanced humankind who explore space and time travelling in other realms of existence. Would an advanced race wish to contact us? At our stage of development, the atomic era, wide spread religious violence and man’s purpose to gain personal power, I would think not. But if we were in an earlier period of time of very few inhabitants it is possible. If we became so advanced and able to travel to other systems then a visit would be in order to guide and help and to stop us corrupting other worlds.
This is the basis for the Jim Long space agent series written by Robin G.Howard. Imagine a Space Police Federation that monitored all planets within the galaxy covertly and overtly allowing travel in another realm of existence. This allowed the police to travel to other dimensions as in ‘Ancient Ones of Light’ and ‘The White Hole’ or realms of the spirit in ‘Soulgate-temple of souls’. The fourth in the series due out at year end ‘Devine Fanatic’ a story of the planetary origins of religion spiralling out of control.