A few years before I even learned the term, I was watching a documentary about comets and how they contain the building blocks of life, frozen within their husks, and if passing by a warm body (e.g. an atmosphere or a star), particles break off and potentially float into the atmospheres of other planets.
I instantly pictured THIS:
To me, a comet looks like a sperm. A planet looks like an egg. If a sperm can seed an egg, thus creating life, then it is representationally-logical to me that a comet could do the same thing to a fertile planet. The result of non-fertilization would be apparent in a barren planet as it would in a barren egg.
I was absolutely fascinated by the imagery, and it simply remained there until I came upon the term Panspermia. Come to find out, there are others who theorize the same concept.
The entire theory puts the entire Universe in a completely different perspective.
I’ve always envisioned the Universe as something greater but still representational of the things on Earth. I still am partial to the Universe being one big BRAIN—which would alter the Panspermia theory and make comets and planets the synapses of firing neurons, possibly.
Crazy theories, sure; but, they’re no more or less crazy than the countless mythological and theological beliefs we’ve been through in the past. No matter what is truth VS fantasy, ours is still the musings of a microbe contemplating the nature of vastness—and it’s FASCINATING.