• It’s one of the main topic of pretty good sci-fi series (well first two books are good). I don’t think it is real though. Fermi paradox is real, but most of deliberations on it ignore the time and space (which is pretty normal, human brains do tend to have huge trouble with those on a space scale). Human civilization is barely noticeable in tiniest of ranges in merely a century or so, and we are already on the brink of exctinction because capitalists and imperialist warmongers just can’t stop.

  • Mad
    link
    fedilink
    32 years ago

    my depressing ass thought you meant that we individually are all alone, because there is no true human connection and everyone is a selfish actor. but yea aliens are cool too lol

  • @Tatar_Nobility@lemmy.ml
    link
    fedilink
    2
    edit-2
    2 years ago

    From a philosophical, metaphysical perspective it certainly does. Many prominent theories have been based on the idea of human particularism. So proving existence/possibility of existences of extraterrestrial, sentient, and complex beings would require a reflection on past conceptions on the nature of reality, an eradication and reconstruction of metaphysics so to speak.

    A few users said that it would matter only in the future, but, for the reasons argued above, I think it would matter right on the spot. Arriving at a definitive answer will remove so many ambiguities plaguing intellectual discussions. It may even lead to revolutionary overhaul of the generalized conceptions and structures of the human world.

  • Bean
    link
    fedilink
    12 years ago

    It is a coincidence that human beings appeared on the earth, and it is only a moment in the universe.