All posts tagged: Alien life

We can’t find aliens, because they all killed themselves off, study suggests

Maybe it is a sign of desperation. But researchers have come up with a new theory on why we have been unable to find any signs of alien life in our vast universe, it is because these great advanced alien civilizations have killed themselves off. “Why aren’t they sending telescope satellites through our part of space?” Caroline Delbert writes in her article for Popular Mechanics. “And how can it be that out of all the planets and systems we’ve peeked into so far, we’ve seen nothing? She then cites a study by three researchers from Caltech and a high school student who concluded that we aren’t finding aliens, because these ancient civilizations have wiped themselves out. “They could even be extinct,” Delbert explains. “In fact, the research includes parameters for extinction and the idea of “self annihilation,” a probability that could be extraordinarily high.” When you remove God from the equation for the development of life on earth, and believe it happened through natural evolution, you have to conclude that it could easily happen anywhere. …

Why a group of Oxford researchers told us to quit looking for alien life?

A group of researchers from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute recently released a paper telling people to quit hoping and looking for life on other planets because what happened on earth was so rare, so impossible and required so much luck, it basically could not be repeated. Of course, they were speaking from an evolutionary perspective. They described the chances of life forming on another planet as “exceptionally rare” because it required a series of events and transitions that were so complicated, it is basically impossible to repeat. The group was addressing those who believe with an estimated 400 billions stars and 100 billion planets in our galaxy alone, there must be millions of civilizations similar to us in the universe. According to an article in the Daily Mail, the biological statisticians from Oxford used a technique called “Bayesian analysis” to statistically calculate what the chances were of life emerging on other planets from non-organic matter, evolving the ability to sexually reproduce and to develop intelligence. Their conclusion, quit looking. They added that the …