Civilization Is Where You Find It

This will be my only post today as my weekend begins and I am feeling my oats….wink wink.  My granddaughter will be by today for a rematch in Dominoes……I am teaching her backgammon….she will be good at it as soon as she gets all the stuff down……I am also tutoring her in history……especially the early years of civilization….she is an excellent student….very inquisitive.

The garden is doing good….tomatoes are starting to come in almost daily…..the peaches and pears are maturing and the grapes are graping….pain has made the last week a bitch….but I take my pain out on those people that try to anger me with BS instead of facts…..made the best pork roast ever!  It was a honey mustard crusted roast…..absolutely yummy.

Enough with the niceties….move on and get it out of the way…..

I admit that I also have guilty pleasures when it comes to TV….some watch the mind numbing reality crap others want something else….me?  My guilty pleasure is a bowl of popcorn and the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens”……in case you have not seen this piece of work…..for 5 or 6 season there has been some dudue with wild hair giving his theories that all antiquity is thanx to ETs visits in our past….the pyramids, Mayas, Stonehenge……well you get the idea.  These visitors came to the Fertile crescent to mine gold and started civilization…..no this is not some tongue in cheek thing these people believe that….gold….in Iraq……and it gets stranger like the dinos were killed to make room for their experiment (humans)……the Black Death was an alien situation….on and on……

But first….a little music interlude……

I bring this up because I read something that will give them ammo for at least 2 more seasons……

The odds of us being the first technological civilization the universe has ever seen are similar to those of Elvis and the Loch Ness monster sharing a Powerball jackpot, according to a new study. In a paper published in Astrobiology, researchers updated the famous 1961 Drake equation on the probability of alien civilizations to include what we know now about the prevalence of possibly habitable planets, and concluded that there have almost certainly been billions of other civilizations. Lead researcher Adam Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, says that even if civilization arose on just one in a trillion planets, which he calls a very pessimistic estimate, there would have been more than 10 billion civilizations since the universe began, reports LiveScience.

Frank, who estimates the odds of us being the first technological civilization to arise are in the neighborhood of one in 10 billion trillion, calls his calculations the “archaeological form” of the Drake equation, since billions of other intelligent species have presumably become extinct over the universe’s 13 billion-year history, Discovery reports. With only our 10,000-year history to go on, how long alien civilizations last is one of the big remaining unknowns, he says—and we should “begin exploring the problem using simulations to get a sense of what leads to long-lived civilizations and what doesn’t.”

If you want a good chuckle then I suggest you watch this program and see how they want to re-write our history……as a history geek I love to watch and point out the crap from the facts……

Please start your weekend on a happy note and enjoy your time off…….

“Live long and prosper” civilization….remember…”life here began out there”  Immortal words of Battlestar Galactica