We have a couple of questions here:
1. Does intelligent life exist anywhere else?
2. Is it really possible to visit?
3. Are we really that interesting?
4. Has it been done?
5. Has anyone noticed?
6. If we came into contact, how would we act? - - - - - - - - - -
An heroic attempt to address the question but it's probable is we've always posed these questions the wrong way.
1.Why 'anywhere else' when it could exist right under our noses and we'd not even recognise it.
2. Visit? Questioning the possibility assumes 'aliens' interact with space and time as we do.
3. Are we really that interesting? Possibly not but we could be seen as a threat, a food source, a form of entertainment or an experiment - amongst other possibilities we've not even thought of.
4. Has it been done? Would we necessarily know?
6. If we came into contact how would we act? That depends upon what we came into contact with and if we were even permitted to act.
Another presumption we make that cannot be justified or proven is that intelligence necessarily requires a life form to exist or that a life form capable of conquering our species needs to be intelligent in any way we'd recognise.
Edited by Dismord, 25 April 2012 - 08:51 PM.