indarwinsshadow: AdolfOliverPanties: indarwinsshadow: Of course there's life on other planets. It'd be almost impossible if there wasn't. There's just nothing like us anywhere else in the entire universe. I doubt there's ever been anything like us, ever. Think of all the unique things that happened to make the bipedal big brained per-hensile club swinger. The odds of that ever happening again are zero.I disagree with at least two of your sentences. I bolded them.EXACTLY like us? You may be right. But given the chemicals and elements present in the universe and given the estimated number of habitable planets in our galaxy alone, I;d say the odds are in favor of intelligent life, possibly humanoid.It was estimated in May 2012 that there are BILLIONS of habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone. And that galaxy is one of an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the known universe. This extrapolates into a VERY conservative estimate of 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 habitable planets in the known universe. That number is between a quintillion and a sextillion.So the odds are definitely not zero. They are probably incredibly high, but we will probably never get to see it even if we lived a dozen lifetimes, so vast is space.There's little evidence there is or would be a bipedal tool using species anywhere. Think of the number of creatures just on this planet that are truly bipedal and are tool users. There's just one. We and our direct ancestors are it. There isn't any others. And that's in 4.5 billion years of the planets complex existence. I don't discount life. I'm a 100% positive there's both life and complex life in the universe. Just nothing like us.
J. Frank Parnell: LasersHurt: I'd love for us to find life on other planets. If we could get scared of them, it would help unite the Earth as one.Sort of a "dirty" solution, but whatever works.Never get a second chance to make a first impression. I'd rather not the human race hit the intergalactic scene like a mean drunk guy trying to start a fight at a wedding.
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