Information is power;
Knowledge is empowerment;
Wisdom is ability to understand the difference between the two.
~ Emil C. Areton ~
I can still remember his barely contained zeal, stroking mankind’s penultimate quest for the ultimate truth: Is there life in the Universe? That’s what the late Carl Sagan was after as he enticed us to take a ride on his coattails around the deep and dark of the space projected on a large TV screen, looking askance and enlightened, while partaking in a virtual, TV couch, galactic roller-coaster.
Indeed, is there life in the Universe?
What question! There is an infinite number of galaxies in the Universe, each one presumptively containing some 100 billion stars lighting up numerous exoplanets of their own solar systems we have finally been able to prove exist. So, what is the statistical probability we were the only ones blessed with the right organic cocktail that made up that miracle breath of life? Theories abound, and every decade seems to produce a new take on the physicochemical reactions that kicked up the organics into high gear, leading to the phenomenal success of life on Earth. To discount life elsewhere in the Universe would be tantamount to saying that, inexplicably, there is a life-sustaining focal point in our galaxy, The Milky Way, whose structural setup divinely differs from the rest of them.
Let me state this as a measure of what is to be introduced in depth further in this writing, that it is safe to base ourselves on the obvious, which is that since Universe is generally uniform, save for occasional differences in stages of development of some of its instrumentally observed far-off structures, it is therefore capable of supporting life throughout its vast entirety. Thus, life has inevitably developed in some form and fashion, based on available local resources, throughout all of the galaxies, prospered, and gave rise to an infinite number of human civilizations. And since the developmental stages of those civilizations vary as well, those technologically ahead of us have made contact with us in the past.