Section 8: Habitable planets
Was the wisdom and spirit of the Creator only shared with humans, making them the chosen people of God? In Section 6, it is stated that when a planet has the necessary conditions to support life, the Creator shares His consciousness with the living beings on that planet. While this sentence may seem simple, it raises questions about what conditions are necessary for a planet to support life and what kind of probability concept is involved.
As we learned in our youth, the three basic elements necessary for life are sunlight, air, and water. However, we must ask ourselves whether these conditions are present on other planets. To have sunlight, a planet must orbit a suitable star at an appropriate distance. If a planet is too close to the star, the temperature will be too high, causing liquid water to evaporate. If a planet is too far away, water will freeze and cannot transport nutrients. Only planets located within the "habitable zone," which is neither too close nor too far from the star, can have liquid water, maintain a stable climate, and appropriate temperature differences between day and night. However, this zone is narrow, and Earth is the only planet in our solar system located within it.
In addition, the planet's mass must be such that the gravitational force is moderate, and the planet must have a magnetic field to protect it from solar winds. The atmosphere must also be able to absorb harmful radiation. Planets must have a stable climate, suitable atmosphere, and necessary chemical elements to support life.
There are also "habitable zones" in large galaxies. Our Milky Way has a high-density disk-shaped center and rotates several high-density arms. The solar system happens to be in the gap between two of these arms. If located in any high-density area, not only is it more susceptible to being swallowed up by other planets, but it is also more likely to be destroyed by asteroids.
Earth is fortunate to have a large moon that stabilizes its axis of rotation and maintains the stability of its atmosphere and oceans. Jupiter, our supermassive neighbor, attracts meteorite impacts and indirectly protects Earth.
All in all, there are at least a dozen necessary conditions for a planet to harbor life.
We can make a rough estimate that planets with a certain condition make up a fraction of the total number of planets, and then multiply the denominators of the 20-something fractions together to determine how many planets we would need to search through to find a planet that meets all the required conditions.
Even if we assume that each condition has a one in ten chance, it still yields an astronomical number with dozens of zeros behind the "one"!
Fortunately, we are talking about "astronomical numbers" here.
We often hear that "the stars in the sky are as numerous as the sand in the Ganges." This may not be a mere metaphor but a fact. There are conservatively estimated 200 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, each with varying numbers of planets. And the Milky Way is just one of more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
Therefore, the total number of planets in the universe is at least a 25-digit number.
Earth is undoubtedly one of the best planets among billions of planets. It not only gives birth to intelligent life, but also has a clear atmosphere, which is convenient for observing and understanding the universe.
However, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet in the universe. From a statistical perspective, there are probably over a hundred thousand planets that can give birth to life in the universe.
Everyone is searching for extraterrestrial civilizations, but to this day, no country has publicly admitted to having made any breakthroughs.
The renowned physicist Enrico Fermi proposed the so-called "Fermi Paradox" 70 years ago: given the vast number of potential places in the universe where intelligent civilizations could exist, where are they?
In other words, we have not encountered any extraterrestrial life, nor have we seen any probes they have sent out or received any messages from them.
The answers to this question are varied.
In terms of distance measured in light-years, of course, the biggest obstacle to interstellar travel is transportation speed, and one would have to use "wormholes" to take shortcuts. But before reaching that level of technological civilization, is it possible that they have already been destroyed by internal climate change, epidemics, environmental pollution, biochemical or nuclear wars? In addition to internal concerns, external factors such as meteor impacts and supernova storms are also potential culprits for the disappearance of civilizations.
Another reason why we may not encounter each other is that we do not exist in the universe at the same time. The age of the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years, and even if an advanced civilization survives on average for 100,000 years, the probability of different planetary civilizations coexisting at the same time is still very small.
Furthermore, differences in technological levels can cause differences in communication methods, which can lead to missed opportunities for contact.
Many of our ancestors enjoyed playing with megaliths, such as the Egyptian pyramids and the British Stonehenge, built with dozens of tons of stones transported from afar. Even now, we cannot accurately guess their cutting, transportation, and construction methods.
Archaeologists around the world have discovered numerous ancient murals that appear to depict extraterrestrial beings. Examples include those found in the Anaimalai Hills of Australia, the Tassili n'Ajjer mountains of the Sahara, Chhattisgarh state of India, and the Yinshan and Helan Mountains of Inner Mongolia, China, among others.
These pieces of information inevitably lead to speculation: thousands of years ago, extraterrestrials visited Earth and participated in the megalithic civilization.
I believe the reason for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and beings is very special, based on information from the spiritual realm.
In the second section of " Past Lives and Present Lives " Dr. Michael Newton used special deep hypnosis to uncover a lot of information from the spiritual realm, which was recorded in his books "Journey of Souls" and "Destiny of Souls." The books talk about how souls can choose from many different planets when reincarnating, and Earth is a challenging stage suitable for the growth and refinement of souls.
In the last chapter of "The Science of the Spiritual Realm," Dr. Si Chen Lee describes how, by utilizing the property of consciousness having no speed limit in the spiritual world, a visit was made through the "heavenly eye" to a planet in the Cygnus constellation 438 light-years away from Earth, where alien beings with antennas on their heads were encountered. The same chapter also mentions an extraterrestrial civilization on the Orion constellation's planet, located 197 light-years away from Earth.
Some extraterrestrial civilizations are much more advanced than Earth and can use consciousness to communicate and create material things, even retaining ancestral memories, already reaching the level of the spiritual realm. Some planets are classified as pleasure levels in terms of comfort.
Humans are by no means the pride of heaven and cannot be obsessed with the desires of the material world for long. We must step out of the fourth dimension and develop towards the spiritual realm; otherwise, we will eventually lead ourselves to self-destruction.