If you haven’t been paying any attention of late – and I would not blame you, given all the crazy stuff happening in the world – there have been some genuinely quite fascinating hearings on the subject of “unidentified flying objects”, as it were, happening in Congress over the past week.
It might just be the case that we are not actually alone in this Universe.
Now. I personally have no clue whether aliens actually exist or not. I have always found the “Drake Equation” to be a bit of pseudoscientific handwavium. On this subject, I am literally agnostic – I have no particularly strong point of view, and do not pretend to be any kind of expert.
I suppose it could, theoretically, be possible for hyperintelligent alien life to exist. It is also possible that such life is capable of violating what we consider to be the “laws” of physics – after all, what we see as “physical laws” are in and of themselves completely self-contradictory, as anyone who understands the irreconcilable natures of quantum physics and general relativity can attest. (The theory of general relativity is essentially a generalised theory of gravity, and it is a very good one – but it is by no means the only one, as there are specific instances and situations where it fails.)
Personally, I think it is much more likely that whatever we consider to be “aliens”, are more likely to be something along the lines of supernatural beings, but I simply lack the expertise or knowledge to have any sort of strong opinion on the subject. All I can say is that the idea of alien life developing independently of some kind of creator, is simply absurd. That is simply idiotic, given what we now know of the serious flaws in the “Theory of Evolution by (Probably) Natural Selection, Biological Mutation, Genetic Drift, Sexual Selection, and Gene Flow (TE(p)NSBMGDSSaGF)”.
As our Longtime Readers know full well, that is not at all my own invention – that rather tortured acronym comes from the mind of Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Voxemort the Most Malevolent and Terrible. The fact remains, though, that he is right. Biologists, as a rule, tend to be terrible at mathematics, and they often fail to realise that, in order for their theory of Darwinian evolution by natural selection to be true, and for one type of creature to evolve directly from another, one would require time scales VASTLY greater than the current age of the Universe.
All I can say for sure is that, if you had come to me 5 years ago and told me aliens are real, I would have laughed in your face. Today, I am at least willing to entertain the idea. I will say that I remain extremely sceptical about the provenance of such ideas, and I find the timing highly convenient – I do not doubt that, at some level, at least, this whole obsession with UAPs/UFOs/aliens/whatever, is designed to distract us all from the TOTAL failure of Western policy with respect to… well, anything.
All I can say is, when it comes to the little green footballs, we must simply wait and see. I doubt, though, that we have heard the last on this subject.
There is one other possibility, and a very dark and deeply disturbing one – that what we consider to be aliens are, in fact, daemons:
Again, I take no position on the subject. We report, you decide. I just find it interesting, is all.
As that famous 1990s show used to say…:
And on such a happy note, let us get to the real reason you are here.
This week’s lovely lady is Polina Lyubimova (Полина Любимова), age unknown but possibly in her mid-20s, originally from Minsk, Belarus, but now living in Dubai. As usual, no one seems to have any idea what she does, but then, given where she lives, does one really need to guess?
Happy weekend, all.