Fandango’s Provocative Question #22

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

The universe is vast. Some say it’s so vast that its vastness is beyond human comprehension. Scientists agree that the fabric of space is expanding throughout the universe — everywhere and in all directions. And based upon recent Hubble Space Telescope findings, the universe is expanding much faster than expected.

If the universe is almost unimaginably vast and is expanding, that, to me, begs this question:

“Are we alone in this vast and expanding universe? Do you believe that intelligent, alien life exists? Defend your answer.”

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And most important, have fun.

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15 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #22

  1. aguycalledbloke May 8, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    #FPQ = Fandango’s Provocative question – Mulder always maintained the Truth was out there! Now Fandango is asking the same, and if you believe it to be the case – Well then you had best jolly well defend your answers!


  2. aguycalledbloke May 8, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Mm, this is an excellent question my friend – l know your views on it, you have expressed them well enough – l would like to think there is, sure l am an intelligent guy how can l even think that way? As easily as you think the way you do. As easily as the religions believe there is something out there, the answer is no one can officially say there isn’t.

    I have seen some very strange things in my time that defy logic, so strange many a time that l can no longer hand upon heart say certain things don’t exist.

    Imagination run amok, fictions, untruths – sytange phenomenas – there is always something more, it just takes a little more belief than many have or are willing to admit to.

    We live in a wolrd that despite being digital and progressive, we still have taboos and stigmas, we live in a wolrd where people voted Trump in and whatever any of us think, the man is a president whether we like tthat or not, and as many who do not, he has his supporters who believe he is the right man for the job.

    So how we can say with an absolutely defininitive justice, that certain things do not exist?

    I don’t believe there is a god and yet l am not an athiest but an agnostic and yet l believe in something different, many don’t believe in ghosts tyet l amongst others have seen things that cannot be simply explained, many refute there is the classical extraterrestrial life but how do they know?

    We live in a world that has 71% of oceans and they in turn contain 97% of the earth’s water? Yet so far humans have only explored 5% of the ocean floor – 5% what do we suppose is on the other 95%?

    Our space is only 4% discovered, with 96% unobserved and NO ONE knows what is in there? So how do any of us know what is in there, or beneath the seas?

    We don’t.

    I think the answer is to simply say we don’t know everything and l would rather have an open mind than a closed mind which suggests there is nothing.


    • Fandango May 8, 2019 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to respond to the question. Your comment, inexplicably, wound up in my spam folder. Maybe some unknown, unknowable, supernatural force did it. God only knows! 😱 Anyway, you’re right, we don’t know everything, but we do know some things and we can make educated guesses. Mine is that we are not alone in this vast universe, but I’m pretty sure that I’ll die not knowing if I’m right or wrong. And that’s okay with me.

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      • aguycalledbloke May 9, 2019 / 1:23 am

        You are right, that’s it there Fandango – right there – both you and l will never know, like you l am okay with that, but l guess like you also, it might have been nice to have known – however my friend we have seen things that we both never would have thought possible and like you, l also believe that we are ‘not’ alone in this universe, it’s too big for us to be the only sodding planet with life on it. I look at Trump and think anything is possible – l mean HOW did he make it to office, and yet he did? That’s a bloody mystery right there and that is something that happened within our own time.

        I don’t believe in God and pretty sure that’s a belief in place for people who need to believe in something, but l am known for saying this …. how can people so readily accept a God who lives above us [which means the sky] and yet they cannot believe in extraT life? Are they NOT the same thing? Where is this brilliant being supposed to live and if he is good how come he has not run for President or Prime Minister?? 🙂

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        • Fandango May 9, 2019 / 6:36 am

          Some evangelical Christian claim that Donald Trump becoming president was an act of God and that he is the second coming of Jesus. I think his election was an act of Vlad and that he is Hitler reincarnate.

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          • aguycalledbloke May 9, 2019 / 6:49 am

            Please, please tell me you are joking because that is so funny — an act of God – that’s made my day. I am now in twin frames of humour first you award me the marvelous Me Ed followed by that. There are tears coming out of my eyes that was so funny!

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            • Fandango May 9, 2019 / 7:06 am

              It’s not a joke. You’d be amazed by how many American Christians are literally thanking God for having given them Donald Trump, despite the fact that Donald Trump has never even read the Bible.


  3. aguycalledbloke May 8, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    Well l am none too sure what happened to my answer, it has disappeared 😦


    • Fandango May 8, 2019 / 11:08 pm

      For some reason it went into my spam folder. I just approved it, so it should show up now.

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