Are you familiar with the Drake Equation? Do you know what it “equates”?
If you don’t know, here is a brief explanation by Space.com:
The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in our galaxy, or more simply put, the odds of finding intelligent life in the Milky Way.
Note that the definition states only or strictly inside the Milky Way, our very own galaxy. And how many more galaxies are out there? According to the Hubble Space telescope scientists and mathematicians and their subsequent estimations, roughly 200-billion just within the OBSERVABLE Universe.
Basically, as there is indeed more than dust we see with our naked eye and beyond that more than just molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, neutrons, and probably more than even Quarks, there is just as likely “Still Something More” out there in interstellar space. It certainly stands to reason.
It is because of these above concepts and verifiable principles/proofs that today I can give you song; song that speaks VOLUMES without my words, but with musical notes and lyrics… which speak, which pronounce that truly there is and excitingly always will be…
There is always something more. If one cares to discover more, to stop, listen, observe, examine, absorb, and TRULY understand all, all the nuts and bolts. By doing so then there will be… more! A lot more!
Yet, this begs our rat-race society a question, or more… How much time/effort do we commit to, set aside to actually DO those six things I listed? Are you hasty, have no time, too shallow to stop and observe? Or do you really slow down, apply those six attributes in your life with other people? This begs another question, Do you spend irreplaceable time WITH other humans doing those six things or spend irreplaceable time doing NON-human activities?
I ask you genuinely, honestly, truthfully to think about it! Pay close attention to the following lyrics as you listen to the apropos tune. Then, if you like, share your thoughts below.
Live Well — Love Much — Laugh Often — Learn Always
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I for one am certainly not waiting for scientists to figure out in much finer detail the degree of veracity or accuracy of the Drake equation. Why? Come and find out my plethora of reasons provided in my post entitled “🌌🚀 One Day We’ll Fly Away ✈️💫✨”
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I have seen with my own eyes, and a 12.5″ reflecting telescope, many galaxies other than our own. Indeed being under the stars and investigating our local universe is a very calming, humbling experience. Even more humbling is having an ounce of understanding how vast and full of wonder the universe is. And yet there lies so much more beyond our grasp. Not our tech ability, but yes that too, but also so much more we haven’t a clue yet.
I’d have to say, that to be an amateur astronomer truly embodies your task of “stop, listen, observe, examine, absorb.” The truly understanding part will take some time. But I’ll do what I can.
I tried the song but… ugggh. The techno esque style just grates my nerves man. I’ll leave you with a song. The wife and I were hanging with some friends recently, a little Makers Mark, a little green buzz, a dice game we like to play, and a BB King Blues cable channel in the background. I heard this song and had to see who it was. Went home, looked it up and listened to it again. I like it so much I’ve been telling my friends 🙂 Listen to the lyrics and tell me who you think it might be about… I know who it’s about in my mind.
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Unfortunately, it gets worse — we’re stuck in our galaxy group, and at a time in the future (with the expansion of the universe) any civilisation rising on some planet around here will believe that that galaxy group is the WHOLE universe.
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Astrophysicists didn’t think the mistake mattered. Interesting… as is the whole remake.