The starry sky beyond the earth has been full of fantasy since the birth of mankind. Although some human cognition of the universe mainly began after entering the technological age, all kinds of fantasy and research on the starry sky began in ancient times.
In ancient times, people relying on their own eyes and observing the trajectories of various stars over a long period of time have also gained some knowledge about the universe. It is precisely because of people’s various fantasies and good wishes for the starry sky that many moving and beautiful myths and legends were born.
With the advent of the technological age, mankind has the ability to go out of the earth and explore the starry sky. Only when we truly walk out of the earth and stand in the starry sky can we truly experience the vastness of the universe.
With the continuous deepening of the exploration and research of the universe and the continuous improvement of the cognition of the universe, a problem that makes scientists feel a little “weird” arises, that is, the universe is too quiet. Regarding the question of whether extraterrestrial civilization exists, after human beings walked out of the earth, they began to explore, discuss and study continuously. No matter which aspect is analyzed, the probability of extraterrestrial civilization is infinitely close to 100%.
Modern scientific theories believe that the universe originated from the Big Bang at the singularity 13.8 billion years ago. In the long period of 13.8 billion years from the birth of the universe to the present, countless star systems have appeared in the stars of the universe. From the perspective of time and space, there should be Countless intelligent civilizations were born, evolved and developed in different star systems. Even some advanced civilizations may have been born hundreds of millions of years earlier than human beings. This possibility is very high.
If there are so many intelligent civilizations in the sea of stars, then the universe should be a very lively place, rather than a dead silence like it is now, then where are the other civilizations? Some people may pessimistically believe that there is only one civilization in the universe. This kind of perception is actually no different from the frog at the bottom of the well and is too narrow.
If we compare the universe to an ocean, then the starry sky area that humans currently explore is just a small puddle, and the area where humans live is very small. Under one of these circumstances, how could human beings be the only civilization in the universe.
Since human beings are not the only one in the universe, why have we not discovered any extraterrestrial civilization until now? There are also many speculations in the scientific community, one of which makes people extremely scared to think about it. Some astronomers once proposed a laboratory theory, speculating that humans may be in the cosmic laboratory of an alien civilization.
This experiment may be the earth, or the entire solar system, or even more existing star domains including the solar system. From the perspective of the vast universe, the Milky Way is just a small galaxy. If the entire Milky Way is an advanced galaxy. A civilized laboratory is also possible.
Why do astronomers speculate that humans may be in the laboratory of advanced civilization? Is it a completely unfounded guess, or are there some clues? Some astronomers put forward this guess, not a baseless guess, but discovered through various coincidences from the birth of mankind to the present.
It may seem to many people that the birth of mankind is the result of the normal natural evolution of nature, and we are the intelligent life that is taken care of by our destiny. However, with the continuous development of human technology, exploration and research continue to deepen. Scientists have discovered that the birth of humans may not be as simple as we thought.
The evolution of the core genes of life, and the evolution of human genes time and time again as if there is a direction, finally made humans appear on the earth. And this near-impossible evolution even makes biologists feel incredible. Catherine S. Pollard once said that from a biostatistics point of view, in the course of millions of years of evolution, the probability of multiple changes to such an extremely conservative DNA sequence in humans is zero. But this kind of event with a probability of zero has happened to humans.
From a macro perspective, the earth’s ability to become a civilized planet also has a lot to do with its position in the solar system. The position of the earth is very unusual. It is important to know that the solar system has three terrestrial planets, Venus and Mars besides the earth.
Venus is known as the sister planet of the earth. It is very similar to the earth in terms of mass, volume and structure. Judging from the laws of celestial bodies, Venus should also have the conditions to become a beautiful planet of life, but the real Venus we see is a purgatory. Planet.
The same is true for Mars. After humans walked out of the earth, Mars was the most explored. Through a lot of exploration, it was discovered that Mars should have been a beautiful ecological planet like the Earth a long time ago, and life may have also existed.
Why did the three very similar terrestrial planets in the same habitable zone eventually become a beautiful ecological planet and human beings? The situation of Venus and Mars tells us that it is not an easy task for terrestrial planets in the habitable zone to eventually evolve into a living planet, and to persist until the birth of an intelligent civilization.
So why can the earth persist until the birth of mankind? Is it just because the location of the earth is very good? Of course not. There is a very mysterious area in the outer space of the earth, which is the Van Allen radiation belt.
The reason why some astronomers put forward the “laboratory hypothesis” is that the existence of the Van Allen radiation belt is an important basis. This Allen radiation belt, which exists near the earth, can effectively protect the earth from solar wind and energetic particles.
We must know that the earth is surrounded by various particles in the universe almost all the time. If these particles reach the surface of the earth, they will bring unimaginable damage to the surface organisms and the ecological environment. And now because of the existence of the Van Allen radiation belt, most of the charged particles will change their direction of travel, thus protecting the surface life.
Van Allen radiation is not a fixed one, it is a dynamic area, which will adjust the shape, density and size in real time according to the current situation. This very intelligent adjustment seems to be controlled by some mysterious force. For this feature, scientists have not given a reasonable explanation at present, and its existence is itself a huge mystery.
In the eyes of those who support the laboratory hypothesis, the existence of the Van Allen radiation belt may be one of the most powerful evidences for the laboratory hypothesis. It may be a defense system set up by an alien civilization to protect the “white mice” in the earth. “.
If the earth is really a laboratory of advanced civilization, then monitoring equipment is indispensable for a laboratory. When we conduct various observation experiments on mice or other creatures in the laboratory, we need to silently observe their development behind the scenes, and give some help or guidance in due course.
So does the laboratory of alien civilization monitoring the earth also have all kinds of secret observations? At this time, someone thought of a lot of sighting reports about UFOs. I believe everyone is familiar with UFOs. There are related records from ancient times to the present. In the past 50 years, there have been various sighting reports about UFOs and other UFOs almost every year.
Could these UFOs be the observation equipment used by alien civilizations to monitor the earth and humans? At the same time, we also think of many ancient myths and legends on the earth. Almost all myths have plots similar to the battle of the gods. In other words, there will be wars between the legendary gods. Modern scientific research believes that if the ancient myths and legends are true, then these gods are likely to be aliens.
Combined with the possibility that the earth may be a laboratory for advanced civilizations, then these ancient myths may be aliens monitoring the earth. As for the “War of the Gods”, it is also possible that the biological laboratory of the Earth does not belong to a certain alien civilization, but belongs to multiple alien civilizations.
There will be disputes between human beings because of their interests, and the earth is under the joint management of multiple civilizations. These civilizations may also have disputes and breakthroughs due to various issues, and some wars will break out.
Although no definite evidence has been found for the laboratory hypothesis, with the deepening of thinking and exploration, more and more people have begun to adhere to this hypothesis. We are in this laboratory, which may make people feel scared, but equivalent to some other hypotheses, the laboratory hypothesis is already a relatively good conjecture.
In recent years, another hypothesis has been circulating in the scientific community, that is, the virtual world hypothesis. Some scientists speculate that the universe in which humans live and the earth may be a virtual world. We are a digital program in this world. This hypothesis makes many people think about it. The reason for this hypothesis is that with the continuous exploration of virtual reality technology, humans will create virtual reality that is very similar to the real world in the future. world.
No matter what the world in which humans live, whether it is a laboratory of an alien civilization or a virtual digital world, it is not good news for us. And if we want to finally find the answer behind it, we can only work hard to continuously develop science and technology. Only when the strength of science and technology is strong can all the mysteries be revealed.