The War of the Worlds: Chapter 3
I love how Wells used such a super short chapter to build such immense curiosity!
"I clambered into the pit and fancied I heard a faint movement under my feet." p. 15 of The War of the Worlds
The short section on the headlines. Sheesh!
Honestly, can you even imagine reading those headlines in the morning when you wake up?
"I still believed that there were men in Mars." p. 16
That part really arrested my attention because there are SO MANY PEOPLE that *do* believe there is life on other planets and my automatic answer is that I don't believe it. But this morning, I allowed myself a moment to really think about it. Have you?
𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘀?
(This is one of the fun what-ifs I referenced in this book box.)
What some of our members said:
"Of course, I don’t KNOW that there is, but I don’t know that there isn’t. The universe is sooooo huge and humans have barely scratched the surface of our own planet- and God is sooooooo huge… I choose to believe there is a possibility of life elsewhere in the limitless space. But if I were to wake up to those kinds of headlines, I would have a hard time believing it. I would immediately check the National news on different stations!"
"I have wondered IF there is life out there in this big, vast universe, why does everyone assume they are smarter and more advanced than we are here on Earth?"
"I think there is probably life...what form it takes, I have no clue because the possibilities are infinite. Perhaps just amoebas, perhaps misty orbs, perhaps animal-like, perhaps intelligent. This universe is vast beyond my comprehension so there must be something else out there. Right? (I did find it amusing that there is a dang space cylinder in the common and the narrator just heads back home for a spot o' tea before he picks up Lord Hilton.)"
"I have long believed that such a creative God has made such a huge variety of life on this one planet, He surely could make life on other planets. Even so, until we or they are able to travel those vast distances, we needn't concern ourselves about it."