There Might Be "Intelligent Life" All Over The Universe, Scientists Say


Suppose, if you will, that future humans lead to travel the universe and detect more humans.

According to one University of Cambridge astrobiologist, that plan may have more possibility than you'd imagine.

In a conference, a developing palaeobiologist  at the institution's Department of Earth Sciences named Simon Conway Morris announced that scientists can "say with valid belief" that human-like evolution happened in other areas all over the universe.

The core of Morris' faith arrives from the theory of convergent evolution, which argues that, as science focus put it, "random impacts in time average out so that evolution converges, tending to make identical organisms in any given environment." The magazine took flight for instance, which "has evolved separately on Earth at least four times — in birds, bats, insects and pterosaurs."

In brief, convergent evolution theory asserts that evolution itself is a law of nature — and, as a scientific break point, there's possibility that evolution would work the same method on separate planets as it does here on Earth. In different words , it's theoretically viable that the blue and green alien humanoids you see on "Star Trek" could be, well, really in the universe.

Morris isn't the only one who trust that alien life would have developed in ways "analogous to a human."

Arik Kershenbaum, a zoologist at the rarified British institution, published a whole book about the idea of alien evolution.

"Because evolution is the descriptive mechanism for life everywhere," Kershenbaum told Quanta Magazine ahead this year, "then the truth that we reveal on Earth should be relevant in the rest of the universe."

Kershenbaum claimed that while it's "tempting" to imagine alien races who don't have the same traditional curiosity humans have, like philosophy and literature, we can't forget that they didn't just spring up out of a vacuum as modern technological beings. Even alien lifeforms with more technology than humans, Kershenbaum said, would have "developed from a pre-technological species."

"If that pre-technological species began to start all the things that we have now, possibilities are that they were made on building blocks that provided that social reason — things like relation among the group members, transfer of data and helpful concepts between group members," he told Quanta

It's compulsion to think other worlds where humanoid lifeforms, in Kershenbaum's language, are "singing and dancing and telling stories" same as on Earth. And if the laws of evolution are as powerful as Darwinists like Kershenbaum and Morris thinks, that rise both our tendency for connecting to and interacting with aliens — and, sadly, for conflicting with them as well.