ENG 105 10:20
The Impossibility and Lies of the Alien Theory
“I'm frequently asked, "Do you believe there's extraterrestrial intelligence?" I give the standard arguments- there are a lot of places out there, the molecules of life are everywhere, I use the word billions, and so on. Then I say it would be astonishing to me if there weren't extraterrestrial intelligence, but of course there is as yet no compelling evidence for it. Often, I'm asked next, "What do you really think?" I say, "I just told you what I really think." "Yes, but what's your gut feeling?" But I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble. Really, it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in.” ― Carl Sagan, author of “Contact” and receiver of over 50 awards included those by NASA, Emmy’s, and other academic awards.
Aliens. A word on its own that creates interesting topics, wild imagination, and utter mystery. Now there are several different sub topics that can result from the base of extraterrestrial life. This paper is strictly analyzing and explaining the idea of whether or not aliens have or are currently visiting Earth. I personally used to be an avid believer in extraterrestrial life visiting the Earth, however, in light of further investigation I no longer feel this way. While the thought of having been visited by extraterrestrials is amazing, there is just not enough evidence to support it as a real possibility.
To start, there is the argument of technology and the sheer distance between worlds, solar systems, and galaxies. At this point the human race is still in the early stages of planning to send astronauts to Mars. At the very earliest the mission would start in 2021 and take approximately 501 days to reach the planet. When you consider how technologically advanced we are yet it takes this...