The Reality and Spirituality of Life in the Universe by Summers discusses the birth and death of civilizations in a constantly evolving cosmos. The contents describe vast universes of intelligent life.
Summers believes that foreign races cannot sustain themselves for any length of time since they can’t replicate our DNA or combat viral and bacterial organisms on the Earth. In addition, the author believes that the spatial bounds are too big to traverse.
Summers postulates that a civilization seeking a greater sphere of influence would need more resources to explore the spatial peripheries. And so, the limits of the stars cannot provide an escape from life as we know it on Earth.
Summers believes that any civilization seeking the acquisition of greater technologies would sacrifice basic freedoms in the existential domain. In addition, Summers believes that great mechanization begets humans who will acclimate to it and become machine-like themselves. In addition, life forms in deep space might have seers on the defensive parameters to do surveillance and thwart our attempts at exploring their exclusive domains.
Summers believes that freedom is not a right in the universe. Instead, it is limited by a pre-existing resource base like on Earth or other planets; such as Saturn. The author believes that knowledge is everywhere in the universe. As such, there is a presence wherever intelligent life exists.
Summers believes that humanity is limited by resource depletion, although there appear to be ample gas resources on the rings of Saturn and water on Europa. For instance, Europa may have oceans as deep as 30 or more miles.
There are storms on Saturn with lightening 10,000 times the power of our Earth. Herein lies an almost unlimited energy source if it could be harnessed and well controlled. And so, the assumptions Summers makes are not necessarily valid. The existing resources in space must be identified, harnessed and controlled before humans could benefit in any way that is commercially feasible given the present technologies.
Summers believes that life in the universe is a timeless reality, although he offers no proof to test this hypothesis. Elemental life may exist in places like Europa and tremendous resources may exist like Saturn’s lightening.
There are models to articulate the limits and boundaries of science. For instance, Leonardo Da Vinci imagined self propelled cars, the helicopter design, flying machines and scuba diving gear a half millenia ago.
Moving fast forward 500 years, it is not out of the realm of possibility to imagine inventions powered by fusion and teletransport instrumentalities to reach the ends of the universe. Basically, history has shown that any idea that can be imagined can be reduced to commercialization at some future point in time.
The Reality and Spirituality of Life in the Universe by Summers provides interesting assumptions about life on Earth and the vast universes of intelligent life that must exist. Only the passing of time and scientific experimentation can confirm the beliefs Summers has about intelligent life forms, universal knowledge and the evolution of the cosmos.