News flooded the internet over the last few days with the potential for more than 36 alien civilizations being in the Milkyway, but that’s just stupid.
Such websites who have shared the news have either done so because they think being labeled a ‘scientist’ makes you superiorly intelligent to those without a degree or because they simply have no idea on the subject and just want to join the party.
Sure they have a deeper understanding on most things due to extensive education, but there’s many smarter people out there who can tear apart said calculations with logic and open-minded thinking.
AHistoryOfMystery can see nothing but short-sightedness in the article published on The Astrophysical Journal that has gone viral in the alien community. It’s basically useless and pointless information of nothingness.
“Our calculation involves Galactic star formation histories, metallicity distributions, and the likelihood of stars hosting Earth-like planets in their habitable zones, under specific assumptions which we describe as the Astrobiological Copernican Weak and Strong conditions.”
Claiming that there are 36 alien civilizations within our Milkyway is about as reliable as just taking a wild guess at how many planets there are in the entire universe, and even that would be more accurate.
The potential for alien-life has been a much talked about subject in recent years and it seems we are getting closer to a discovery with advanced technology, telescopes, ASI and that we’re just a few short years away from becoming a multi-planet species through exponential innovation over at SpaceX.
“These assumptions are based on the one situation in which intelligent, communicative life is known to exist—on our own planet.”
The reason the article is pointless and meaningless is because that alien life would be just that. It would be ‘alien’ to us and ‘alien’ to our understanding of life. Meaning we have no idea or comprehension of what alien life could consist of.
There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest there is life beyond Earth, yet, and there is absolutely no evidence that life beyond Earth (if it exists) would require the same or even similar conditions as humans.
Further more, there is no consideration for the simulated reality argument, nor higher dimensions. Stating there are 36 Alien civilizations in our galaxy is about as useful as stating there’s potentially 100 billion black holes in the universe because that’s how many galaxies we’ve discovered.
It’s so confined to life operating under the same conditions as humans and the worlds that are habitable to us may be completely inhabitable to alien life.