After reading the story about the new Kepler Telescope discovering an additional 715 new planets, I became excited. I then watched a video Bill Nye talk about the findings and I marveled at his enthusiasm at the possibility that we could find life on one of the four planets discovered within their respective star’s “Goldilocks zone”.
With the discovery of these new planets, scientists are more enthusiastic than ever about the possibility of discovering life on other planets. Bill Nye proclaimed in the video in reference to finding life on other planets: “This will change the world”.
Considering the evolution of technology over the last 200 years, humanity has come a long way from needing fire to provide light to read in the dark. But for every step forward we as a species take in the evolutionary process, we seem to take a step back. I wonder if we are on a path to proving the movie “Idiocracy” true, and if so, what would it take to change that path?
I find Bill Nye’s statement about finding life on another planet fascinating! This single event in human history, finding life outside of our planet, would revolutionize everything. From commonly accepted Dogma to government priorities to children’s imagination, discovering life on another planet would literally change everything we as humans think, do and dream of.
If scientists can prove that life on another planet exists, I foresee numerous changes taking place across the world.
- · Governments will collaborate even more than they are currently to advance space programs
- · The decline of religious influence will rapidly accelerate
- · Investment in science and math education will vastly increase
- · Famine, poverty, and disease will be wiped out as we work together as a race, one human race, to ensure our survival
- · Global warming will finally be addressed and steps will be taken to reverse the damage we have caused
Proving that we are not alone in the Universe will spark collaboration at a level never before seen in the history of the human race. While it is sad that it will take something of this magnitude to start this revolution, I am comforted by the thought that this is a foregone conclusion. We will one day confirm life on another planet; the question is how long it will take. I can’t wait for the day. How about you?