A FORCE FOR CONTACT
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
There has always been a theory floating around that all of what you see and hear in a Star Wars movie is all based in Taoism with the creative force separating into the yin and yang of things.
It is all about the “light and “dark” side of the force. Both are equally powerful and as both Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi have said The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.
A smuggler named Han Solo is skeptical at first about this all-encompassing Force as he tells both Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi ” I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.” Eventually after all of his adventures he finally realizes that there is a force greater than him and that yes, it is the force that created all living things and perhaps this force is the same force the brings other galaxies and dimensions together.
The late professor Stephen Hawking was certain there was intelligent life lurking in the universe and he left behind clues that there may be a force that indicates that the universe and the multiverse has an equal amount of that force that will eventually prove once and for all that life exists in the cosmos.
We observe life around us including ourselves using the Scientific Method. Using the scientific method, we are able to document the surface of some of the complexity of life. Because of the absolute complexity of life, we are now learning that some scientists have found a numeric signature on our genetic code which would indicate that we were designed by an intelligent engineer or a vastly superior alien life form that we call God.
The vastness of astronomical distances, although not measured in terms of light-years, was also known before modern times. In the Bible, the expression for a very large number is “like the sand on the seashore” or “like the stars of the heavens.”
The modern theorizing about extraterrestrial life is based upon one assumption, which is the natural evolution of life from inert organic chemicals.
Religion appears to answer the question about who arranged or organized these chemicals.
However, not everyone believes in God, and then there are also people who see the alien question as a form of cosmic blasphemy and deception. There is also the theory that the Universe itself may be capable of having consciousness.
This concept is called “panpsychism.”
For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star stuff” that the atoms of our bodies were literally forged in the nuclear furnaces of other stars.
The stories may change, interpretation of human creation varies in different histories, but the idea that we are all aliens under the skin is becoming more accepted. Many scientists believe we are not alone in the universe. It’s probable, they say, that life could have arisen on at least some of the billions of planets thought to exist in our galaxy alone, just as it did here on planet Earth. This basic question about our place in the universe is one that may be answered by scientific investigations. What are the next steps to finding life elsewhere?
Almost all Scientific descriptions of the current attempts to discover such extraterrestrial life are accompanied by exhortations about the profound implications for humanity’s view of the universe and the need for theologians and philosophers to re-examine their doctrines.
When the existence of life elsewhere is established, and especially if some contact is made with intelligent beings elsewhere, we will be confronted by as much of a challenge to our established way of thought. It can be compared to the Copernican revolution which displaced the earth from the center of the universe and set in motion a religious and philosophical upheaval at the time.
We are all waiting with white knuckles and baited breath for a disclosure of some kind and what is most aggravating is that even if we had disclosure, the confirmation process within the subgroups of believers is being met with apprehension as science is shaping the paradigm and giving new theories and facts that most UFO experts are having a hard time keeping up with.
According to a new pair of studies in the journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, there’s a decent chance that life-fostering planets could exist in a parallel universe — even if that universe was being torn apart by dark energy.
The idea that our universe is just one of many, perhaps infinite, other universes is known as the multiverse theory. Scientists have previously thought that such parallel universes, if they exist, would have to meet an extremely strict set of criteria to allow for the formation of stars, galaxies and life-fostering planets like those seen in our own universe.
We already have discussed what Stephen Hawking’s thoughts were on the matter before he died, and even after he had apprehension about contact from other life forms, he decided to help fund the organization METI, which has been doing a bit of fishing -sending out signals in hopes that some alien or extraterrestrial intelligence would respond.
In the new breakthrough, researchers ran a massive computer simulation to build new universes under various starting conditions. They found that the conditions for life might be a little broader than previously thought — especially when it comes to the mysterious pull of dark energy.
Should the search for alien life in our universe come up empty-handed, it might be worth checking in on a neighboring universe instead.
According to a new pair of studies in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, there’s a decent chance that life-fostering planets could exist in a parallel universe — even if that universe were being torn apart by dark energy.
The idea that our universe is just one of many, perhaps infinite, other universes is known as the multiverse theory. Scientists have previously thought that such parallel universes, if they exist, would have to meet an extremely strict set of criteria to allow for the formation of stars, galaxies and life-fostering planets like those seen in our own universe. [5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse]
In the new study, researchers ran a massive computer simulation to build new universes under various starting conditions. They found that the conditions for life might be a little broader than previously thought — especially when it comes to the mysterious pull of dark energy.
Dark energy is a mysterious, invisible force thought to exist in the empty spaces of our universe. You could think about it as the arch-nemesis of gravity; while gravity pulls matter closer together, dark energy flings it apart — and dark energy is winning this cosmic tug-of-war handily.
Not only is our universe expanding, thanks to the constant, invisible push of dark energy, but the rate of that expansion is also getting faster and faster every day. It’s thought that, as more empty space appears in the universe, even more dark energy appears to fill it.
Previous theories suggested our Universe has the perfect amount of dark energy, which acts against gravity and is making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.
The dark energy conundrum has plagued scientists for years – it seems that we are now coming out of the darkness and are seeing the light as there is a force out there that may put us in a position for contact of extraterrestrial intelligence.
The widely accepted eternal inflation theory claims our universe came into existence with a brief burst which saw the universe expand at a rapid pace.
Some suggested this meant that, in some regions, the universe is still expanding and will continue to grow infinitely.
In doing so, it creates multiverses: an endless supply of universes much like our own, populated with Earth-like planets, societies, and even individuals that resemble us.
Across several experiments, an international team of researchers from England, Australia and the Netherlands used a program called Evolution and Assembly of Galaxies and their Environments to simulate the birth, life and eventual death of various hypothetical universes. In each simulation, the researchers adjusted the amount of dark energy present in that universe, ranging from none to several hundred times the amount in our own universe.
The good news: Even in universes with 300 times as much dark energy as ours, life found a way.
That’s good news for fans of extraterrestrial life and the multiverse theory. But a bigger question remains: If galaxies could still thrive on so much dark energy, why did our universe get handed such a seemingly small amount?
Scientists are constantly finding new laws of physics and applying these new laws are pushing us closer to proving life elsewhere.
Of course, finding new laws of physics is easier said than done. Scientists won’t give up easily, but perhaps, to hedge their bets, they should also look for a parallel universe where some intelligent life has already done it for them.
This puts us in a position to question our own existence and how lucky we are to be spinning on a planet that is evolving.
A story that recently appeared in The Atlantic reports that NASA has been putting in place all the necessary building blocks to make the Search for Life possible. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), due to launch in later this year, will begin following up on recently discovered exoplanets, searching for ‘the fingerprints of life,’ gases that scientists believe can only exist in the presence of living organisms.
NASA and private industry have embarked on ambitious new rockets capable of carrying probes and landers to Jupiter’s Moon Europa and launching future telescopes capable of finding and characterizing continents and oceans on Earth-like planets. Soon, they will be able to send (human) geologists and biologists to Mars.
Of course, all this new talk of a multiverse force is motivating science to, as they say in Star Trek “seek out new life forms and boldly go” but perhaps this force has been beckoning us for some time and we have not paid much attention to it.
Think about it for a moment.
It was reported many years ago that Pioneer 10, a satellite that was sent out to visit Jupiter, encountered a mysterious force in space. NASA scientists were baffled as to what this force was and why it was pushing on the probe.
The probe was being pushed back towards the Sun by a magnetic force; its forward momentum had decelerated.
Keep in mind that, at the time, Pioneer 10 had already accomplished its mission and was on its way out of our solar system and flying toward the star Aldebaran.
It also is an interesting fact that this probe was not only used to study Jupiter but was also given the responsibility to deliver a message from earth to any alien civilizations it may attract along the way.
Scientists believed at the time that it was highly unlikely that anyone out there would find the twin Pioneer and Voyager probes that carry simple messages in cosmic bottles.
However, the pioneer anomaly or “dark magnetic force” in space may be the extraterrestrial way of sending a profound message to us.