What if aliens exist! Where in the bizarre vastness of the universe would there be. Where are the Roswell conspirators? This is your time to prove your point. Spoiler Alert: There’s no such evidence of aliens, yet. However, maybe aliens are behind the fundamental laws of physics of what binds us as an entity we call the universe. Or maybe aliens are literally physics. Huh? Trying to understand the cosmos is like trying to …, then, pop goes the weasel. How can we prove it?
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Abracadabra; This Isn’t Just Magic
Arthur C. Clarke, a famous British sci-fi writer and futurist famously once came up with three adages he dubbed Clarke’s three laws; but the third one has had much attention: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Let’s take cavemen, for instance, what do you think their expression would be if you suddenly handed them a television? That’s a magical portrait bewitched box. But let some time pass and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Flintstones on Netflix. It seems technology as we know it now is just some higher form of magic that we have a decent understanding of, so to say its magic is not an appropriate vocabulary.
In a 2016 article published on Nautilus, Columbia University director of astrobiology Caleb Scharf posed a thought experiment that held this same idea of aliens. They might be so advanced that we can’t tell them apart from the laws of physics.
“After all, if the cosmos holds other life, and if some of that life has evolved beyond our own waypoints of complexity and technology, we should be considering some very extreme possibilities,” Scharf writes.
Thinking about these extreme possibilities, it seems hypothesizing about that doesn’t make things more bizarre than the whole idea of everything existing anywhere itself alien intelligence.
“Presumably life doesn’t have to be made of atoms and molecules, but could be assembled from any set of building blocks with the requisite complexity,” he continues. “If so, a civilization could then transcribe itself and its entire physical realm into new forms. Indeed, perhaps our universe is one of the new forms into which some other civilization transcribed its world.”
Is this some sort of solution to the much debated Fermi paradox? Well, it surely better give some answers.
ALIENS: One Word To Blame It All
This sounds quite preposterous, if you’re thinking so. Scharf even argues that his thought experiment could explain the mystery behind our dear ol’ elusive friends of dark matter and dark energy. Dark matter makes up 27 percent of the observable universe, but much is unknown. Most assumptions and predictions of scientists about it could be a lot more complicated than we know, yet the inconsistencies between the models and observations tend to back it up.
“What better way to escape the nasty vagaries of supernova and gamma-ray bursts than to adopt a form that is immune to electromagnetic radiation? Upload your world to the huge amount of real estate on the dark side and be done with it.”
Scharf claims this complexity wouldn’t be outlandish to think that advanced technology isn’t what we think it is. Similarly, this applies to the elusive dark energy as well; which makes up roughly 68 percent of the universe. The universe didn’t start expanding at an accelerated rate until a cool 5 billion years ago, and scientists don’t know why. Scharf claims an advanced alien civilization could have bumped the speed up so they wouldn’t have to live in such an unimaginable hot universe.
“Any very early life in the universe would have already experienced 8 billion years of evolutionary time by the time expansion began to accelerate,” he writes. “It’s a stretch, but maybe there’s something about life itself that affects the cosmos, or maybe those well-evolved denizens decided to tinker with the expansion.”
Whence Cometh Aliens?
So how in the emptiness of the universe would a civilization temper with how everything works. Scharf’s ideas seems more like aliens are behind evolution, or in one word (God). Just kidding. His idea is just an idea. No big deal. None of this isn’t even testable, yet. Scharf is just a curious individual who’s just having weird thought about how he thinks the universe works, inasmuch as people also have their own thoughts of how the universe came into existence. Weirder thing is, he thinks aliens are gods.
As Scharf signs off with a mind-bender, he writes:
“Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external. Perhaps it’s already all around. It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself, from the root behavior of particles and fields to the phenomena of complexity and emergence. In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations.”
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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Mon, Mar 30, 2020.