The single most precious item in the known universe.


Of all the things there are in the universe, self awareness, is likely the most precious.

As any eternal God or God-like entity could testify, the known universe is pretty damn large. According to some of earth’s astrophysics, the typical galaxy such as our Milky way, contains about 400 billion stars. And, there are about 400 billion galaxies floating around… So, quite a bit of real estate to explore, wouldn’t you say.

In our home galaxy alone, it is estimated that there are roughly 80 billion stars that might have planets similar to our own circling G type stars (like our own sun), at a distance that known as the Goldilocks Zone. (A distance from their sun that would allow them to sustain like as we know it).

Closer to home, there are roughly 2,000 stars at a distance of up to 50 light-years from the Solar System (64 of them are yellow-orange “G” stars like our sun. As many as 15% (300 planets) of them can have Earth-sized planets located in the habitable (Goldilocks) zones. These are all ‘close’ stars that have had plenty enough time for us to have heard any radio transmissions via efforts like SETI.

Yet, of all those stars, those who we have detected intelligent radio signals coming from …. Well, that’d be zero.

So, while those potential God’s or even one God would have lots of elements like hydrogen, helium to fool around with. Having a life form they could actually communicate with… Well, that would amount to mighty slim pickings.

OK. I’ve said my piece. You can all now continue to go back to cheating, lying and hurting each other…

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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