Disputes about the existence of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ have been going on for a long time.
At different times, mankind has attributed these or those qualities to them, but for the last 50 years, the opinion imposed by Hollywood has dominated in popular culture that these are certainly “grey men” who fly over our planet on their saucer ships and kidnap earthlings for their inhuman experiences.
Director of the Institute for Political Research Sergei Markov is convinced that this is not so: the last thing an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ superintelligence might want is to hunt down “drunk farmers from Texas”, reports riafan.ru.
“I did a little bit of U̳F̳O̳ research when I studied at the Moscow Aviation Institute at the faculty of aircraft,” said the political scientist.
“Today, with regard to e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳, the following idea prevails: they form from time to time, but since our Universe is 14 billion years old, and the suns, which “live” for several billion years, expand and explode, c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ of certain intelligent organisms flare up and go out, not having time to establish contact together.”
The expert added that the concept of “shimmering” c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ is currently the most plausible. According to him, the likelihood that, in addition to people, there are other intelligent beings in the universe is extremely high.
“If a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s exist, then they are definitely not like us,” Markov is convinced. – We can imagine a c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ consisting of some kind of pseudo jellyfish living in the ocean, or even mycelium! As you can see, there is practically no chance that they will come to us on a saucer. ”
Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae.
The political scientist noted that an intelligent life form in general can be non-carbon.
“You can talk, for example, about the c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ of radio waves,” the expert suggested. “But due to the prevalence of carbon and hydrogen in the Universe, it is more promising to think that a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s are” made “of these chemical elements.”