The universe is not infinite. That is if you subscribe to the theory that there are multiple universes. I’m a believer.
The big bang happened, right? And it created our universe with our solar system, the planets and that black matter filling in the bits in between. But there can’t have been only one bang ever, anywhere at any time, right?
But is that where life comes from? That would mean when the guys at CERN recreate the big bang (and we’re sucked into the black hole that follows), they could create life from a chemical experiment. If we survive, the creationists are going to have a cow!
But wait…life from a chemical experiment? Don’t we do that already? The whole cloning business; but isn’t that life from something (biological material). Unlike the big bang that brought forth life from nothing. But that would answer the question of a hidden Supreme Power? Something from nothing seems to be more His style.
Oh, and if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it really make a sound? The big bang? What did it really sound like? At the beginning of time, when it was officially the first sound, what was it like? Just because we know what sound explosions make doesn’t mean that’s what it sounded like. It may have taken a long time, like in slow-mo, expanding rapidly then contracting.
So if the universe is infinite and originates from the big bang, which means that there is life elsewhere in the universe, right?
We revolve around the central figure in our system, the sun, so we can have life as we know it (reliant on light and heat) and flourish near it. But we know the sun is a star. Look up at night. Every one of those twinkly things are stars, potential suns, potential solar systems.
There are an infinite number of stars in the sky…wait, let’s analyze that statement, actually it would be accurate to say that they are uncountable. Coz think about it, there are an infinite number of stars in the universe (or multi-verses), true, but stars don’t move, therefore we should be able to technically count the number of stars nearest to us. We know where the nearest star aside from the sun is, meaning there are a certain number of stars that can be seen from earth, so the stars in our sky are those closest to us and as such can be counted. Throw a net out to the distance that can be viewed by the strongest telescope (Hubb?) and count away.
Now where was I? Oh, yes. So every star is a sun. Meaning that there are different ‘planets’ orbiting them too. Assuming we aren’t the closest solar system to where the big bang originated, these life forms we have on earth were blown (propelled?) from the origin of the universe and landed here and thrived. So what are we, a random collection of some matter that combined in different ways to form different forms of life? And we are basically atoms and elements, right? Randomly combined to create anything from minerals to humans; carbon based life forms, we are called.
Given the vastness of the different forms of living things on earth, and when the earth started to cool it sucked up the atmosphere around (gravity). Meaning that most planets around a sun collect the atmosphere around and keeps it around, leaving large spaces of nothingness which is space, creating a vacuum. That being said, life exists as a collection of atoms that found a suitable environment to live in. There are an infinite number of combinations atoms may have combined in, meaning that there are quite possibly an infinite number of life forms living in an infinite number of atmospheres (there are forms of bacteria on earth that live on the sulphurous compounds found in volcanoes, perhaps the most uninhabitable places on earth!).
Ok, let me explain, infinite is a really big number, actually means endless. The largest number we know is the googol, with 100 zeros, infinite is much much bigger. Assume you have a cube, numbered 1 to 6, and assuming you decide to throw it an infinite number of times for all eternity (but I’m sure you have better things to do), patterns will emerge, may it be in rows of 2,3,4,5 or 6 or a jumble of numbers repeated over and over (I believe the myth that a thousand monkeys set on typewriters can eventually write out Hamlet is a perfect example of the laws of probability). Now that’s only a cube of 6, imagine an infinite number of atoms combining in different ways to create different things. Look at carbon, we have diamond and graphite, 2 more different minerals there cannot be, but they are basically made of the same thing. We only know of 200+ minerals and keep discovering more all the time.
We are basically carbon, combined with other elements (a little breath of life), a bit of evolution and abracadabra here we are. But everything else came into being the same way. But the question of where life comes from keeps nagging at the back on the mind. But assuming there’s some of this life element floating around somewhere, and it combines with any assortment of atoms and elements, not necessarily carbon life forms that need oxygen would be created, but other ‘alien’ forms. Meaning that there an infinite number of life forms existing in the universe occupying the planets surrounding the stars in the sky. Thus my argument for the existence of aliens. Genesis is way easier to accept.
(I am no expert in the field of quantum physics, these views are my own and cannot be taken as ultimate truth, but really, who’s going to disprove them?)