I've been addicted to smoking the factual reality pipe for some 22 years. If the universe is driven by one force and the Earth is driven by another force (opposite force), then that would make the Earth the most important point in the universe. Furthermore, SETI has been searching for evolved beings for years, but have found nothing. Being a lifelong Louisiana Catholic (a double negative?) I'm not very religious but I'm a conservative scientist and IT Engineer who evaluates life based on facts, logic, and a belief in a higher Deity.
Hey, but it keeps the evolutionists busy on their constant quest for little green men that are smarter than them. Let each child have their toys.
What I find so ridiculous about this foolishness called SETI (well there are many things that I find ridiculous about it) is that those who get into it are mathematically challenged.
The usual story goes like this: Creationist brings up the mathematic
improbability practical impossibility of random elements organising themselves into a viable protein chain. Evilutionists wave their hands, declare yet another miracle by their god Chance and declare by fiat a living protein. Then the Creationist reminds them of the mathematical improbability practical impossibility of this protein chain somehow being able to reproduce itself to make a faithful copy. Evilutionists declare another miracle. The Creationist points out the mathematical improbability practical impossibility of this protein chain making a beneficial mutation. No problem, Chance whips out another miracle by violating physical laws and introducing new information into a system. This "game" continues on ad infinitum.
When the Creationist presses the mathematical
improbabilities practical impossibilities of any of these things, we are told that infinite monkeys given enough time will compose all the works of Shakespeare hence the necessity for "billions of years". Nevermind the fact that there is no "infinite" number of molecules.
The creationist then patiently reminds the mathematically challenged evilutionists that the atmosphere of the Earth is unique for fostering life. If Earth was any closer or further from the sun, if gravity or the composition was any different... Yep, that's right, the god of Chance performs another miracle and we are told that there are billions and billions of other planets out there, the evidence for these planets is not observation, but by the fact that there are planets in this solar system, there must be planets in other solar systems.
From these billions and billions of planets out there, that no one can find or prove through scientific means, the god of Chance has been feverishly working in combining more molecules into intelligent beings. But these are special beings, much more brilliant than we are, for of these billions and billions of planets out there, many are likely to be thousands and ten thousands of light years away.
These being are so special that when their media entertainment directors get together with their engineers they ask questions like: "Can you make an antennae and transmitter strong enough to reach our audience one hundred thousand light years away on Earth?" The engineers scratch their multiple green heads and ask "is there anyone on Earth that would care?" Then the executives talk about marketing research and how their writers have written material that will go over so well in Western Earth Culture one hundred thousand years from now.
These green creatures are also special in that they are truly forward thinking. Here on earth we think we are so clever to bury time capsules that should be opened after one hundred years. These little green men believe that two hundred thousand years from now (the round trip time for a signal to reach Earth and for us to respond immediately) their spawn will benefit from what we have to say.
Think about that for a moment. Considering where the evilutionists say that man was one hundred thousand years ago, and given how much technology and culture has changed in just the last one hundred years, who gives a rip about anything two hundred thousand years away? Like we are going to have a conversation?
But the mathematically challenged evilutionist has great hopes and such they rig up these dish antennaes, and devote their employer's computers into sifting through random noise looking for alien porn to watch.
And they laugh at Creationists...