Perhaps I have watched one too many episodes of “Star Trek The Next Generation”. Or perhaps it is because I grew up on Twilight Zone and the original episodes of the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, and “Bones”. Or perhaps as my cousin tells me: “I think too much”. Regardless of the reasons, as of late I have applied extensive thought speculating as to the possibility of intelligent life in other regions of the universe.
When I go out at night, and look at the stars, it occurs to me that ours is a HUGE universe. I cannot even conceive of the expanse that we know of as our universe, much less the expanse that lies beyond that… and beyond that… and beyond that…
Anyway, it gets me to thinking:
Is there anyone else out there?
Perhaps intelligent life like ours?
Perhaps intelligent life unlike anything we can even fathom?
I mean, I don’t even begin to imagine that we will “make contact” in my lifetime.
But I just wonder.
It seems like too much universe to me to just have intelligent life on this one little speck of dust which hangs among the cosmos.
Then again, perhaps I assume too much when I speak of ours as “intelligent life”.
Perhaps there exists somewhere “out there” natural life of such depth of intelligence that we are not even worthy of notice.
Perhaps there exists somewhere “out there” natural life of such depth of intelligence that we would not even know or understand if they were trying to communicate with us.
Well. My pipe just went out.
Time to fire up the old tube, and watch an episode of “Star Trek The Next Generation”.