Alien microbes on earth?

I like physicist Paul Davies. I quote him several times in my upcoming book Proving God. I like him because he is not afraid to take on issues concerning God and creation. He has written a couple of books that address the issues of existence and why the universe has a rational and orderly structure. He discusses God not just from simple faith or belief, but he explores “purposeful creation” from the framework of science.

Now he is theorizing that microbes from outer space may be living in our backyards, or even in our noses! While this is a wild idea, Davies still proceeds with all the caution of a true scientist. There is some real scientific evidence for exploring such possibilities.

In a nutshell, meteors from outer space have shown possible signs that they harbored microbial activity within their mineral makeup. Microbes on earth can survive the greatest environmental extremes found on earth. Microbes are nature’s best-designed and best-engineered organic forms for space travel as “escape pods.” And they can eat practically anything.

I suspect that other planets and other solar systems have exchanged organic life forms over a period of several billion years with the earth. The problem is that no one knows what to look for in a microbe that would flag its extraterrestrial origins. Even if an alien microbe started out consisting of strange and novel elements, it could easily adapt to the earth’s environment over long periods of time and take on more of its features.

What I like about such scientific conversations is that it opens up our worldview of reality to embrace a paradigm shift—a broader one.

Life on other planets suggests that bio-complexity is not a rare or chance occurrence. Some scientists believe that the universe may even be teeming with life.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg went even further. He not only claimed that the universe was teeming with intelligent life, but that they all were humanlike and acknowledged a Supreme Being.

I predict that in this century we will find evidence of other intelligent beings in the universe plus powerful evidence that our current theological systems are incomplete.

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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to Alien microbes on earth?

  1. Feeling like an alien? Then you’re probably a microbe. :) Oh, that official science, officially great according to its self-estimate, really vanity of vanities and vexation of spirit… And everything is so ambitious, so “promising”, so “proud” and luxurious, all those empty talks … Pride goes before destruction, that’s it. And you know what, destruction is already here. Keep talking, “intellectuals”…

    Now, God Guy, your “spiritually motivated” hope that “universe may even be teeming with life” is unfortunately in divergence with multiply confirmed observations. You see, since the time of Swedenborg (and Giordano Bruno said something similar, if I’m not mistaken), there was little progress in intelligence, but huge progress in technical observation possibilities. And the results for ET look like we’re all alone in that terrifying black emptiness or, more exactly, intelligent life of at least terrestrial level is extremely – and rather strangely – rare. There are few doubts in those results because top professional guys who started “listening” the great void decades ago were really big believers and therefore truly hard (and subjectively oriented) workers. And after exhaustive studies, many great ones ended in believing that we’re completely alone… You see, if we’ve started to “illuminate” the universe right now, then in a hundred thousand years our signals will pervade the whole Galaxy, with its hundreds of billions of star systems, and in further millions of years even many other galaxies. And these time periods are close to zero with respect to the period intelligent life had for appearing, here and elsewhere…

    One “comforting” (but rather esoteric) assumption is that at least this kind of “illuminating” intelligence is typically doomed to disappear (or pass to another, non-illuminating form) very soon after the beginning of its intense electromagnetic activity (not excluded as this planet forthcoming fate). This would imply that intelligence may be not very rare but rather scarce in its electromagnetic (and any “visible”) signaling.

    In any case, it is this kind of problem that looks “challenging”, while those speculative ET microbes … you’re right, they’re only dangerous for their strange habit to hit intellectual abilities of official science priests. :) You’re still trying to be polite about it… Very nice from your part, but what about the truth, that objective scientific truth we pretend exclusively to serve? Who’ll be polite with this object of faith?

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Andrei,

    I certainly am a mere microbe within the scheme of the universe. I just hope I am not the disease kind.

    My book, and in certain cases, topics from my blog, challenge the current views of both the New Physics and traditional faith-systems.

    I challenge quantum physics, relativity theory, and string theory and provide new insights with spiritual considerations. These spiritual considerations challenge many of the assumptions held in traditional and current theology.

    My new book “Proving God” offers insights into the unification of science and theology. To do this I offer new thinking for both of these two seemingly opposing truth-paths to discovering ultimate and objective reality.

    I also provide a scientific look at the process of positive growth and the human potential. This includes a discussion of the road blocks (bad stuff) which are cosmically necessary to qualify one’s efforts and set up the parameters for one’s personal challenges.

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

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