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Questions in life that needs answers.

20 August 2012, 09:25
Some of the big questions in life are: Is there life after death and do alien life forms exist? Two questions you can't really get a straight answer to. So what is it then? What happens to us when we die or do alien life forms really and truly exist?      

1. Life after death...     All of us,if our life had been cut short or ended unexpectedly,when given the choice would choose to live again in better health,vigor,living conditions,etc in a world where there is peace,happiness,comforts,security and such. And yet we bury our dead,contemplate our own future and our children's,we don't want to grow old,get sick and then die. Despite all that,this is the sad realities of life. When death is eminent,we become sobered up,whether it be our own or that of a loved one or friend.     Death is inherently repulsive and that's because all living beings has a an inborn desire to live and enjoy life. Is there another life to go to once we've passed on and where is it and how do we get there? More than 83% of Americans over 50 years of age believe in the after life and says that those who claims that when we die is the end,don't really want to believe that.     Sceptics says that those who believe in life after death,can't handle the realities of death so that's why they believe in such nonsense.       Is everything in life fixed by fate or providence and that there is nothing you can do about it? Are we reborn into endless reincarnations or as some say "I'd like to come back as..."?Does something inside of you live on after we died? A deep-seated argument has baffled thinkers and philosophers throughout the ages in their desire to know the answers to these questions and the inability to give a straight answer to it. Where do you find satisfying answers that explains life and death and the real purpose as to why we are here?     To many of us working at a dead end job and knowing that death eventually ends it all is not the concept of life that we want. We don't just think about the here and know but about our future life as well. Like a farmer who knows when to plant his crops and the right time for it and that ignoring that simple principle would ruin his harvest. The farmer won't blame FATE if he gets a poor harvest,its rather a matter of planting at the wrong time of the season. With us then,who establishes the natural order of things and the outcome of events in life? Are certain "simple principles" as the farmers case there that governs the operation of human life here now and in the future life? Is it a matter of its you time to die so get used it and move on?     As the saying goes:"Everyone wants go to heaven,and yet nobody wants to die in order to get there."    

2. Alien life...     The New York Times wrote:"Astronomers have promulgated the view that Alien life are likely to be scattered among the stars. This extraterrestrial credo has fuelled books,movies and television shows and a long scientific hunt that uses dish antennas to scan the sky for faint radio signals from intelligent aliens."     Over 2300 years ago,Greek philosopher,Metrodorus,taught that a universe containing only one inhabited world would be as unlikely as a large field growing only a single ear of corn. Roman poet,Lucretius (98-55 BCE),wrote:"In other parts of SPACE the are other earths and various races of men."     However scientists Dr.Peter D.Ward and Dr.Donald C. Browntree,writers of the book,Rare Earth,says:"New findings in astronomy,palaeontology and geology shows that Earth's composition and stability are extremely rare and that conditions elsewhere are unsuitable for complex life-forms...We have finally said out loud what so many have thought for so long-that complex life is rare...People say the Sun is a typical star. That's not true. Almost all environments in the universe are terrible for life."     Still it don't mean they don't exist. What difference does it make then whether there is life beyond our Earth? Do scientist that believe in alien life forms stand on solid ground with their argument? Percival Lowell in the 1800's was convinced that he could see a complex system of canals on the surface of the planet Mars and the he subsequently mapped out these in detail. Otto Wöhrbach wrote in Nürnberger Nachrichten:"There is hardly a natural scientist who would not say yes if asked if there was extraterrestrial life." Gene Bylinsky,writer of Life in Darwin's Universe,wrote:"A star will flash from across the unimaginable gulf of space to end our cosmic loneliness."     So then is there life after death and are mankind not alone in the universe?What happens to us when we die?Can we ever live again and where or how will that be?Is there no answer forthcoming from Mars even when powerful electric pulses are being sent there as a signal for Martians?You decide.    

References:   1.AARP Magazine.   2.New York Times.   3.www.ancienthistory.com/od/...ig/Poets/Lucretius.

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