Typically, any “Search for
ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence” (SETI) is looking beyond
Earth for evidence that there’s a form of intelligent life
of which we’re not yet aware. This
in turn involves two questions: 1) Is
there intelligent life beyond Earth? and 2) If so, what is
the nature of that intelligence?
The Search for Intelligent
Life in the Universe is fraught with difficulties. As
Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise (of Star
observed while on Earth in the Twentieth Century, “Beam me
up, Scottie. There’s
no intelligent life down here.”
We should be aware that
searching for intelligent life is quite a jump, as there is
virtually no evidence of any kind of extra-terrestrial life,
intelligent or otherwise.
Despite this, a clear
majority of Americans and/or Europeans believe that yes,
there has to be some kind of intelligent life in the
universe besides us.
What is the nature of that
intelligence? Many believe that the gods and
goddesses of legend are really alien visitors. This being
the case we have detailed descriptions from
through out the world, including their dysfunctions,
archetypal characteristics, and rivalries.
there are the stories
told by the author
Zecharia Sitchin in his Earth
Chronicles. Purporting to be actual translations of
ancient Sumerian records, his stories claim that
thousands of years ago extraterrestrials (the Sumerian
Anunnaki) spent time on this planet, influencing the
development of human beings and in general violating science
fiction's "Prime Directive" to not interfere with less
there are those who accept that there are other
extraterrestrials communicating with us toady -. the
Sirians, the Pleiadians, the Orions, the Grey’s, the
Reptilians, the Morks.
Despite all the literature -
mostly of a highly questionable nature, we have no facts to
support the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life.
There are also events and
on-going experiences throughout the world, which have not
been satisfactorily explained by any generally known
pehenomena. This makes is easy to assume that someone
(possibly extraterrestrial or extradimensional) is operating
with something beyond state-of-the
art technology (or at least technologies which are not known
Mechanics, or other unclassified sources of information.
only an assumption. But given the apparent efforts by
various governments to write
off any hint of the existence of extraterrestrials, it is
difficult not to come to the conclusion that there is
something going on.
is said that our government has something known as
"Space Law" which forbids contact between humans and
extraterrestrials. This does raise a number of questions.
end, all we have is incomplete information