Mankind was born on a small earth millions of years ago. People in ancient times did not know that there was a vast universe beyond the earth. In the eyes of the ancients, the earth is everything in the universe, the entire universe, the stars in the sky, the sun, and the moon all belong to the earth.
But as human beings enter the age of civilization and the continuous development of civilization, people are beginning to realize that the starry sky we see when we look up may be something outside of this world. After 5000 years of civilization development, mankind has finally embarked on the path of technological development. With the help of science, we finally understand that the earth is just a small planet in the vast universe.
After human beings knew that there was a vast space outside the earth, we quickly realized flying with the help of technology, and walked out of the earth to see the vast universe. Before humans left the universe, many people were full of curiosity about extraterrestrial life. They guessed that since the earth can give birth to life and give birth to human beings, there should be life on other planets, and even intelligent civilization.
However, when we stand in space and observe other planets in the solar system, we find that the entire solar system has only humans as an intelligent civilization. Although it is still impossible to completely rule out the existence of simple life on other planets, through the simplest planetary environment comparison, other The possibility of planetary life is very small.
In fact, comparing the nine planets together, we can clearly see from the outside that the earth is as dazzling as a beautiful gem, while the other planets appear dull. This may also be the unique demeanor of a living planet like the Earth.
Humans have been searching for extraterrestrial life for more than half a century, but so far, we have not found any traces of extraterrestrial life, even the simplest microorganisms. This situation makes us have to think: Is there only one life planet in the universe, and only mankind as an intelligent civilization?
In the eyes of many people, the vast universe is unimaginable, and the observable range of human beings is 93 billion light-years. In such a large area, there are countless stars, planets, and terrestrial planets. From the perspective of the universe, it seems that the earth is the only life planet and human beings are the only intelligent life.
But if we think about it carefully, this possibility may not be impossible. If mankind is the only intelligent civilization in the universe, what role does mankind play in the universe? Someone once thought about the meaning of human existence? From the perspective of the earth, we will find that human beings are very important to the earth.
I believe that many friends think that the earth is a rocky planet and a dead thing, but in the 1960s, British atmospheric scientist James Lovelow and American biologist Margulis jointly proposed a hypothesis-cover Sub-hypothesis.
In this hypothesis, Lovelock compares the earth to a self-regulating living organism. Simply put, the earth may have Gaia consciousness, that is, a wisdom consciousness. Perhaps such a hypothesis seems to many people to be completely nonsense. How could the earth be a conscious life form?
But this is the hypothesis, with the passage of time, more and more scientists support it. Scientists discovered in the process of studying the ecological history of the earth that the earth is very difficult. I believe many friends know that the asteroid hit the earth 65 million years ago caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
In the eyes of many people, an asteroid impact can destroy the ecology of the earth, but in fact, this asteroid 65 million years ago in the history of the earth is nothing at all. At present, there are still many huge craters on the earth. These craters are more than a hundred kilometers in diameter. Among them, Friedberg Crater, which has been formed for more than 2 billion years, is currently 380 kilometers in diameter. I know that in the years of 2 billion years, after constant wind and sand, the crater has been reduced a lot. We can imagine how huge the original crater was, and how huge the asteroid that hit the earth at that time.
Many huge asteroids hit the earth without completely destroying the ecology of the earth, and finally they were able to recover and continue the evolution of life. This shows how powerful the earth’s ecological restoration capacity is, and the various manifestations of this natural ecology seem to be conscious. And human beings were born on the basis of the earth’s natural ecological environment.
If the earth is conscious, then it must be meaningful to give birth to mankind. We think that this meaning may be the savior of the earth. In other words, the earth consciousness gave birth to human beings to save the earth in the future and make the earth exist forever.
Then if we set our sights on the vast universe, will the universe also have its own consciousness? Will it also be a huge living body? The birth of the earth is inseparable from the environment of the universe, and human beings were also born under various conditions in the universe. If the universe is consciously, then the birth of the earth and humans may also be controlled by it.
And the role of human beings in the universe may also be the savior, saving the future universe. Anything with self-consciousness does not want to destroy and disappear in the future. This is true of the earth and the same is true of the universe. Whether it is a planet or the universe, under normal circumstances, it will usher in destruction in the future. And what can keep them alive is science standing on top of the universe.
Science is above the universe, and only the power of science can save the earth and save the universe. Only wisdom and civilization can master the power of science. Perhaps human beings are the only intelligent civilization born under the arrangement of the universe. Of course, these are only our guesses. To prove the correctness of this guess, we must first understand whether human beings are the only intelligent civilization in this universe.
If in the future, we discover that there are a large number of intelligent civilizations in the universe, then this conjecture is invalid. But if it is discovered in the future that there is only one civilization in the universe, then the accuracy of this guess will be very high. If the final result really is that human beings are the intelligent civilization used to save the universe under the arrangement of the universe consciousness, then the burden on human civilization will be even heavier. Perhaps only if we master the ultimate power of science can we hope to truly save the universe.