A convo with one of my young'uns on alien life....
Her;do you think there are other intelligent life out there?
me;because nothing else makes any sense.looking at just the tiny portion of the universe we can see,there's Xillion times Xillion to the Xillion power of planets and stars out there.to believe we are the only intel life forms just defies logic.from a scientific standpoint its a matter of odds.froma creation pov,what would be the point,deception?
Her;why haven't we seen them?
me;well,if you think of how advanced the tech has to be to be able to cross interstellar distances,what would be the draw to visit here,what do we have to offer to a race that advanced other than as a curiosity?put another way,if we invented the same tech tomorrow,where should we go?for me,it would be outward,away from the initial core and towards the older cosmic bodies which logic says would contain the older and more advanced races,where we could learn.
Her;so i guess we don't have to worry about any invasion..
me;doubt it.if you posess the tech to traverse these distances,and your in need of 'resources',why would you even bother with an inhabited planet with all those Xillions of them out there uninhabited?the only reasons i can imagine for an intelligent species to invade is some facet of humans that is unique,DNA,taste,etc.on the other hand,an invasion by an unintelligent species,like the creature in 'Alien' that seeks other life forms simply to breed,makes more sense to me.of course,they'd have to reach here by accident,aboard another vessel,hibernating on an asteroid,etc.but again,given the incredible number of celestial bodies,the odds are against it.bottom line,i believe our 'first contact'will be one of two ways;we develop the tech and search ourselves,or a younger species leapfrogs the normal progression,ventures outward,and stumbles onto us.but keep in mind,these predictions are based on absolutely nothing but an ol man who spent many decades roaming universe in his mind.