If there are other intelligences 'out there' like us, couldn't it be a universal biological, or technological imperative to expand outward toward other planets? It is a technological (?biological) goal to explore or even reach other planets in and beyond our own solar system. Is it the natural course of ?our
or even ?all intelligences
, to escape their planetary origins and expand outward in all directions?
I agree with Dejarma, when the mental coin toss I'm constantly practicing lands thats way. He clearly stated the intellectual dilemma that keeps me (& others I'm sure) vacillating from hopeful belief and the dashed hopes of skepticism.
Since the jury is still out on the wealth of information (and disinformation) out there, I'm resigned currently to informing myself as best I can. Reading it all, (with a block
~not a grain
of salt) and allowing the imaginative process that humans have been gifted with, to create a series of possible scenarios of what could be occurring.
This includes the possibility, that they (who or whatever they are) are here. I don't expect a massive disclosure that will enlighten us all to the truth of this phenomenon. However, a disclosure of what we do know (albeit not very much) would allow more (not less) speculation, and hopefully in our speculating we can stumble upon some truths that will be needed when and if we should ever be face to face with the reality of visitations for extraterrestrial intelligences.