Hello, John and Doves,
There really is no
paradox. There is only a lack of data--for good
Since the universe is only
about 6,000 years old, radio waves have had only that
long to propagate across the cosmos. The light
from stars, galaxies, and whatnot was created as if
having come from the far-off stars--as if the universe
It's like this. When an
orchestra is rehearsing a piece of music, the
conductor can start and stop the rehearsal at any place
he likes, because the music is already laid out for him,
and for all the musicians. In the same way, the
"music of the spheres" is already laid out from
uttermost beginning to uttermost end. No one can
say what this timeline looks like. However, we
know that God can have started the universe running from
any point on this chart. It is fully twelve
dimensional. God's chart has the eleven physical
dimensions of this universe, plus one for time.
Thus, it is no problem for God to say, "Let's take it
from bar 152634798" to the whole universe--to both the
matter and the energy. And away we go!
Now, if the universe has been
around for only 6,000 years, then we can only guess that
an extraterrestrial Marconi probably began to be
successful with radio only in the last one hundred and
fifty years, let's say. Any low-energy radio
transmissions were captured by his planet or its
sun. Perhaps in the last fifty years, there
might have been transmissions of such power to have
escaped the heliopause of this alien sun.
Conclusion? There are
intelligent, radio-transmitting sentient
species in the cosmos within a 50 light-year radius of
our Earth. We can only speculate that the truth is
stranger than fiction.
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi
[Blessed be the Name, "The LORD (YHWH) is my
(6 Jan 2012)
Krauthammer: "Are we alone in the universe?""
........ That silence is maddening. Not just
because it compounds our feeling of cosmic
isolation, but because it makes no sense. As we
inevitably find more and more exo-planets where
intelligent life can exist, why have we
found no evidence ‹ no signals, no radio waves ‹
that intelligent life does exist?
It¹s called the Fermi Paradox, after the great
physicist who once asked, ³Where is
everybody?² Or as was once elaborated: ³All
our logic, all our anti- isocentrism, assures us that
we are not unique ‹ that they must be there.
And yet we do not see them.²