The question of the existence of other life forms elsewhere than on our planet earth is a fundamental question for scientists, but also an existential question for all human beings. Torn between fear and fascination, we await an answer that will allow us to better understand this complex yet elementary concept of life, and many believe that these answers will come from elsewhere.
the fourteenth administrator of nasa
And if there is one organization that could one day have any of these answers, it is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). To date, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has not released definitive evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life.
Even so, Bill Nelson, the agency’s youngest administrator (the highest office of a NASA official) claims that the known universe is simply too big for humans to be the only intelligent life in the entire cosmos.
Bill Nelson, a politician who served as the Democratic Party Senator for Florida from 2001 to 2019, recently spoke at a college conference recently posted online. Nelson goes further during this conference. It not only formulates the idea of extraterrestrial life, but also that of a true multiverse. So he told the Center of Politics at the University of Virginia:
My personal opinion is that the universe is so big, and now there are even theories that there could be other universes. If so, who am I to say that planet earth is the only place where there is such a civilized and organized form of life as ours?
In an interview with the university’s professor of politics, Nelson added, “Are there other planets on earth? I think so because the universe is so big.”
a space enthusiast
Nelson has been a strong advocate of space programs since his political career began in the early 1970s. He is also the second US MP to travel into space aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia. Nelson and six other astronauts spent six days in space in January 1986.
During the same conversation in Virginia, Nelson then brought up the subject of UFOs discovered by members of the US military. As the former senator said, it’s scary to think that potential adversaries have access to technology that the United States doesn’t have. He also adds:
And they don’t know what it is and we don’t know what it is. We hope there is no opponent here on earth with this type of technology. But it is something. It is therefore a mission that remains in constant research. What who is out there? Who are we ? How did we get here? How did we become what we are? How did we develop? How did we get civilized? And are there the same conditions in a universe with billions of other suns in billions of other galaxies? It’s so big that I can’t even imagine it.
Although his attraction can be felt for all his questions that are still open, his reservations also reflect a certain distrust of the unknown. Once again torn between fear and fascination, the man here waits impatiently for answers to all his questions, but fears the said answers.