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Typical World Headlines Lately
"UK Scientists: Aliens May Have Sent Space Seeds To Create Life On Earth"
"Antifreeze on Titan Could Affect Its Chances for Life"
Of course I can go on and on and list countless headlines and papers over the last few years where these very words "could" or "might" or "perhaps" and "may" are used repeatedly in the astrobiology literature. But isn't biology by itself supposed to tell everyone the just what "does" happen now or what "did" happen in the past ? Years ago as a kid in the 1960s and later 1970s, I was intrigued by the fantasy of the possibility of life on other worlds. Hollywood actually helped a whole lot with that fantasy, as they still do today. Of course I'm not exactly on speaking terms with Hollywood anymore. Today the world faces major crisis after crisis which are very very real and experts foretell dire consequences if this world doesn't change them. Many of these problem reports are of an ecological nature. But when it comes to astrobiology, supposedly these so-called astrobiologist experts on the subject know what it takes for life to exist right here on Earth, right ? That's why they got the job in the first place, right, because they're experts and know answers others don't ? Then why can't regular down to earth biologists find real world solutions to reverse climate change & restore damaged ecosystems and wildlife habitats that go beyond mere half-hearted token protection ? How about eliminating pollution caused by Industrial Science-Based agriculture ? Etc, Etc, Etc ? The fact is they don't know or we wouldn't be in the mess we are in at present. So how can anybody believe the almost weekly dosage of storytelling we are receiving in the Pop Sci News Reports on a daily basis about mythical lifeforms on other imaginary earth-like worlds ? Of course I still think it would be kool if life were elsewhere, but mankind has more pressing priorities now down here.
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The fact is, there never really has been any bio (Greek for life) in the field of Astrobiology. The articles that come out in various Pop-Sci journals are simply loaded with stories and myths inspired by fantasy for the business purpose of clickbaiting. You know what you get when you take the 'bio' out of the word "Astrobiology" ? Astrology. Know what Astrology was to the ancient Babylonian civilization who invented it ? Divination. What these ancient priests did was simply gaze at the stars and divine the stars to tell out future fortunes and happenings not yet realized or discovered. Know what Carl Sagan had to say about Astrology ? Listen to this 9 minute video on just what he said about astrology, especially at the very beginning:
"There are two ways to view the Stars. The way they really are and as we might wish them to be"You know, I really miss Carl Sagan. I may not have agreed with many things he said, but he made Science far more interesting than those who have made claim to take his place. Today there are Science Gurus who want to trip you off into a world of multi-universes where reality is not what we know it to be here. They tell us there is no such thing as freewill or that real solid truth is just an illussion. Seriously people, do you really like that kind of distraction to take you away from finding real world solutions for correcting things down here on Earth ? At the end of last year 2014 a fantastic article came out about Climate Change which was far different from the other dumb boring political spitting contest ones by opposing sides of the issue that we generally read. It dealt with reality and viable options for solutions. I commented on it the first day it came out. I revisited it three days later to find out what others commented on and there were only 5 or 6 comments. At that same time, there was another typical modern day asinine article whose subject matter was something like, "Honey Boo boo's Mama June has affair with Uncle Poodle who molested her Sister." Seriously ??? That article at the time I saw it had been out for only 4 hours and already had almost 2000 comments. Idiots! People like being distracted from reality and slipping off into fantasy. Now more than ever the words below have more meaning:
"And they took no note until . . . "Okay, you fill in the blanks! No references this time. just think about it!