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Is Life A Random Accident? Or Is There Purpose In Our Universe

Is Life A Random Accident? Or Is There Purpose In Our Universe

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Exciting evidence is emerging from the study of stars and comets showing us the universe is far more suited to support life than we previously thought. This new evidence has dramatic implications for how we approach some of the most important global issues.

Is The Universe A Life Factory?

Life seems to pop up everywhere we look. On earth we have extremophiles or organisms that thrive in “extreme” conditions. Extreme, of course, refers to what humans or most other organisms would be capable of surviving.  They are often thought of as bacteria but are actually a diverse group of many kinds of organisms. Extreme hot or cold? A thermophile or cryophile has that covered. Crazy high pressure? A piezophile/barophile calls that home. Surly nothing thrives in radioactive environments? …Except  some of the toxitolerants… they quiet love it (source).
Not only is life propagating in the harshest “uninhabitable” corners of the earth, but more and more evidence is surfacing that life can at least survive and possibly arrived from the “harsh” conditions of space. For instance, a species of plankton was found living on the outer surface of the Russian space station ISS. Although ISS denies the organisms originated from space itself, the likelihood that the space shuttle brought it from earth is pretty low since the species is not known to exist in the region where the space shuttle took off (source).
There are also some exciting clues surfacing  that suggest how life is generated and propagated throughout the galaxy. Some of these include evidence that compounds similar to those integral to biological organisms are present in the formation of stars and these compounds and/or full blown organisms themselves may travel through space via comets.
 Credit & Copyright: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn (Weather and Sky Photography)
Credit & Copyright: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn (Weather and Sky Photography)
For instance, there is evidence that suggests stars may actuallycreate the essential “ingredients” for life.  Researchers found molecules with a similar structure to amino acids (the building blocks of life) present in a so called “star nursery” at the center of the Milky Way (source).  Once formed by stars, the essential “ingredients” or possibly fully formed organisms may be frozen and transferred onto traveling comets for deposit on planets when they approach or collide, a theory David Wilcock discusses in theSynchronicity Key.  Tantalizing evidence that supports this include reports of organic compounds detected by the recently famed Philae, or first probe deployed on a moving comet, indicating increased likelihood of life there (source).  Even more compelling is the confirmed evidence from researchers analyzing rocks from a comet that crashed to earth verifying the presence of fossilized fully formed microscopic organisms (source).

With the building blocks of life being formed in tandem with the creation of stars and planets, carried throughout space via comets, thriving in vastly varied conditions, not only does it seem increasingly likely that life is the rule rather than the exception in our universe, but that life may be the goal of the universe.
Furthermore, we can only assume this evidence represents a minor component of what is surly a vastly complex system at work. If the systems that support life here on earth have taught us anything, we are surely observing only a small piece belonging to a vastly greater and complex system that is wholly interconnected and interdependent.

Respecting Life’s Interconnectedness At Home

It is one thing to revel at the possible pervasiveness of life and another to appreciate the very real impact of this here on earth. Imagine if this new view of our universe could take hold, perhaps a global shift would occur where we decide to come into alignment with the goal of the universe. For instance, imagine if we approached food production with a fundamental respect for life and goal of nourishing people rather than simply making the biggest profit. How would food production look then? Would we have such widespread indiscriminate use of pesticides, GMOs and biotechnology? If we viewed the health of the earth and all organisms as inseparable from our own, would we pursue energy production with such huge costs to the environment, such as fracking?
Many of our current global issues stem from an assumption that the earth’s problems will be solved by overcoming nature and it’s so called limitations. An obvious example comes from agriculture, where an us vs. nature mentality gave rise to factory farming, incessant pesticide use and the propagation of monoculture, all of which are proving ultimately unsustainable. We have only to look at the loss of our bee population as evidence these practices cannot go on indefinitely. I also think it’s clear that moving forward in this mindset will prove more and more of an uphill battle. This is because these practices fail to appreciate the complexity of life sustaining systems.  Not only that, inherent within them is the destruction of life and/or health of all living organisms and the planet – which as you can see is in direct opposition with the goal of our universe.

Dancing With Nature

photo 1-1If we can appreciate that natural systems already have inherent qualities (both known and unknown to us) that endow them with the best characteristics to support life, including humanity, we might start to view things in a new light. For instance, a promising movement in food production with a systemic view is permaculture, where food is produced within a living ecosystem and boasts better yields than convention means (source). Similar types of movements are cropping up everywhere, be it free energy or sustainable living practices. What these movements have in common is a goal to come into alignment with the goals of nature, and the root of that goal is life.
Thus, rather than seek dominance or control over nature, let us dance withthe earth and existing systems. It’s important we begin to appreciate that life is not an accident, not a byproduct, not a random happenstance; life is thepurpose of this universe, created and sustained within infinitely complex interdependent systems. Working within this framework may well prove the key that allows us to realize our full potential and perhaps know what it is for every life form on earth to have an opportunity to thrive.

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How to Digitally Record/Video a UFO sighting:


Como registar digitalmente ou gravar um vídeo de um avistamento de um UFO:




Stabilize the camera on a tripod. If there is no tripod, then set it on top of a stable, flat surface. If that is not possible lean against a wall to stabilize your body and prevent the camera from filming in a shaky, unsteady manner.

Estabilize a camera com um tripé. Se não tiver um tripé, então coloque-a em cima de uma superfície estável. Se não for possível, então encoste-se a uma parede para estabilizar o corpo e evitar que a camera registe de maneira tremida e instável.

Provide visual reference points for comparison. This includes the horizon, treetops, lampposts, houses, and geographical landmarks (i.e., Horsetooth Reservoir, Mt. Adams, etc.) Provide this in the video whenever is appropriate and doesn’t detract from what your focus is, the UFO.

Forneça pontos visuais de referência para comparação. Isso inclui o horizonte, cimo das árvores, postes de iluminação, pontos de referência geográficos (como o Reservatório de Horsetooth, Mone Adams, etc) Forneça esses pontos no vídeo sempre que for apropriado e não se distraia do que é o seu foco, o UFO/a Nave.

Narrate your videotape. Provide details of the date, time, location, and direction (N,S,E,W) you are looking in. Provide your observations on the weather, including approximate temperature, windspeed, any visible cloud cover or noticeable weather anomalies or events. Narrate on the shape, size, color, movements, approximate altitude of the UFO, etc and what it appears to be doing. Also include any unusual physical, psychological or emotional sensations you might have. Narrate any visual reference points on camera so they correlate with what the viewer will see, and thereby will be better able to understand.

Faça a narração do vídeo. Forneça pormenores sobre a data, hora, local e direcção (Norte, Sul, Este, Oeste) que está a observar. Faça observações sobre as condições atmosféricas, incluindo a temperatura aproximada, velocidade do vento, quantidade de nuvens, anomalias ou acontecimentos meteorológicos evidentes. Descreva a forma, o tamanho, a cor, os movimentos, a altitude aproximada onde se encontra o UFO/nave, etc e o que aparenta estar a fazer. Inclua também quaisquer aspectos pouco habituais de sensações físicas, psicológicas ou emocionais que possa ter. Faça a narração de todos os pontos de referência visual que o espectador irá ver e que, deste modo, será capaz de compreender melhor.

Be persistent and consistent. Return to the scene to videotape and record at this same location. If you have been successful once, the UFO sightings may be occurring in this region regularly, perhaps for specific reasons unknown, and you may be successful again. You may also wish to return to the same location at a different time of day (daylight hours) for better orientation and reference. Film just a minute or two under “normal” circumstances for comparison. Write down what you remember immediately after. As soon as you are done recording the experience/event, immediately write down your impressions, memories, thoughts, emotions, etc. so it is on the record in writing. If there were other witnesses, have them independently record their own impressions, thoughts, etc. Include in this exercise any drawings, sketches, or diagrams. Make sure you date and sign your documentation.

Seja persistente e não contraditório. Volte ao local da cena e registe o mesmo local. Se foi bem sucedido uma vez, pode ser que nessa região ocorram avistamentos de UFOs/naves com regularidade, talvez por razões específicas desconhecidas, e talvez possa ser novamente bem sucedido. Pode também desejar voltar ao mesmo lugar a horas diferentes do dia (durante as horas de luz)para ter uma orientação e referência melhor. Filme apenas um ,inuto ou dois em circunstâncias “normais” para ter um termo de comparação. Escreva tudo o que viu imediatamente após o acontecimento. Logo após ter feito o registo da experiência/acontecimento, escreva imediatamente as impressões, memórias, pensamentos, emoções, etc para que fiquem registadas por escrito. Se houver outras testemunhas, peça-lhes para registar independentemente as suas próprias impressões, pensamentos, etc. Inclua quaisquer desenhos, esbolos, diagramas. Certifique-se que data e assina o seu documento/testemunho.

Always be prepared. Have a digital camera or better yet a video camera with you, charged and ready to go, at all times. Make sure you know how to use your camera (and your cell phone video/photo camera) quickly and properly. These events can occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and often quite randomly, so you will need to be prepared.

Esteja sempre preparado, Tenha sempre uma camera digital, melhor ainda, uma camera vídeo consigo, carregada e pronta a usar sempre que necessário. Certifique-se que sabe como lidar com a sua camera (ou com o seu celular/camera fotográfica) rápida e adequadamente. Esses acontecimentos podem acontecer súbita e inesperadamente e, por vezes, acidentalmente, por isso, necessita estar preparado.

Look up. Be prepared. Report. Share.

Olhe para cima, Esteja preparado, Relate, Partilhe.

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