NAASSA my friend, what are you upto? Yes, yes the world is celebrating the fact that after pumping billions of dollars and countless man-hours you have managed to find a planet which harbors EARTH like climatic conditions. But is it this that what you really wanted?
Yes, you have a huge telescope (Hubble Telescope) which you use to spy and scout new interplanetary bodies and talents. Talents such as the Kepler-22B and various other spacial phenomena. But does it not bother you that after all these years all you have come up with, are a few sets of earth like objects which can sustain life? I mean why are you obsessed with life in space and do very little to support life on earth.
You say that the planet might be able to sustain life. I say, what makes you think that highly intelligent life forms do not already inhabit that place? After all you yourself, in your infinite wisdom, have deduced that it can sustain life isn’t it. Are you planning to send across a ship 600 light years away to populate that planet. Has the thought ever crossed your mind that an object 600 light years away is of no use to us.
Why spend money on unnecessary things. Yes, you did a wonderful thing by landing a robot on mars and collecting some dust against an investment of billions of dollars. I am thankful for the Great Eye in the sky (Hubble Telescope) for showering upon us great images that make up for great wall papers. But apart from that, your MARS and highly controversial Moon mission of 1969 has yielded no results when it comes to moving mankind ahead.
Has the above mentioned heroics in any way helped to solve the problem of deforestation, rising pollution, development of green sustainable energies, poverty, scarcity of food, climatic changes, extinction of animals on this beloved Mother Earth of ours?…..NO SIR!! Then why pump billions of dollars and waste some of the highly talented brains in the world to keep on peeping into the black vacuum of the night sky.
Imagine, what will happen if the inhabitants of Kepler 22 visit our planet just to check on their new found neighbors. What will they see? A species, with a primitive mindset, disguised as an advanced civilization, busy in killing the environment, animals, Mother Earth and Yes! also each other. I sincerely doubt they will even bother to figure out who is the good or the bad guy on the planet.
They might also destroy the miserable and selfish existence of our race from the face of this beautiful planet. The prime reason being we might scare them with our complete disregard and disrespect for our planet, other species, for our selves and also for the up coming generations.
So, come to think of it, the billions of dollars spent and countless man hours lost has in fact hardly yielded anything good for the lives of 7 Billion humans.
Sigh! If only you would have had invested that many resources in improving the life of all, including trees and animals, on our planet, the world would have been such a wonderful place to live in.