Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life
When I look up at the stars at night, I just have to wonder who or what is
looking back at me from some distant planet in some distant galaxy. We’ve all
probably wondered what lies beyond our small, self-contained little world. The
question many have pondered is whether or not there is intelligent life beyond
earth. In the words of Metrodorus, a Greek philosopher of the fourth century,
"To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as
absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will
grow." I believe that intelligent extraterrestrial life does exist.
Critics of the theory of intelligent life beyond earth will argue that there is
no such thing because they’ve never seen a "little green man." There are those
who want proof of extraterrestrial life before they can accept the fact that
there is any life besides what is on our Earth. They have a point. I’ve never
seen an alien. I’ve never talked to anyone whose had a "close encounter."
Sure, we’ve all seen the shows on TV with convincing footage of flying saucers,
but we have no actual proof of intelligent life dependent from earth.
It is true that we have no evidence of intelligent life beyond earth, but to
claim that none exists because we’ve never seen aliens is like saying that the
atom doesn’t exist because you can’t see one. We who have a grasp of our
physical surroundings, and a basic knowledge of chemistry realize that the atom
is the basic building block of matter.
Those who say that there is no intelligent life other than our own need to
realize several things. First, our universe is infinite. This leaves literally
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...ence, why is our government so concerned
Although we can’t prove the existence of intelligent life beyond earth, it is
very likely that it does exist. When one considers the vast infinite universe
we live in, it would be completely foolish to believe that life on earth is
unique. It is not just me who says that other intelligent life exists, though.
Many scientists and philosophers have speculated about life on other planets for
centuries, and today the search for life is a major driving factor in space
exploration. Extraterrestrial life is not just an idea reserved for those who
watch The X-files every night with all the lights out, it is an important
concept in our current space-age, and to ignore the fact that extraterrestrial
life would be like those of our ancestors who refused to believe that the world
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Descartes argues that the mind and body can be thought of as separate substances. Descartes writes “I have a body that is very closely joined to me, nevertheless, because … I have a clear and distinct idea of myself, insofar as I am merely a thinking thing and not an extended thing and because … I have a distinct idea of a body, insofar as it is merely an extended thing and not a thinking thing, it is certain that I am really distinct from my body and can exist without it” ( Descartes 50). With this quote, Descartes is saying that the mind and body are separate because he has two distinct ideas of the body and the mind and the body is not a thinking thing as he is but an extended substance. Another point to Descartes argument is that the mind and body are different due to one being indivisible and the other being divisible. Descartes writes “a body, by its very nature, is always divisible. On the other hand, the mind is utterly indivisible” (53). Here is saying that there are ...
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