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  • right.
  • Well, nobody knows. Certainly it seems, given our current understanding of the universe, that it's likely there is life elsewhere. But we don't know for sure until there's evidence.
  • According to christians this it.I believe there is other forms of life but i don't believe they resemble life as we know it.
  • There should be but as Stableboy said: we have yet no proof of this existance. Many believe space is too vast to only support one planet with life, but there but be other planets. Mankind is not yet capable of these explorations in such huge universe.
  • "The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. The extreme age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggest that if the Earth is typical, extraterrestrial life should be common. In an informal discussion in 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi questioned why, if a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy, evidence such as spacecraft or probes are not seen. A more detailed examination of the implications of the topic began with a paper by Michael H. Hart in 1975, and it is sometimes referred to as the Fermi-Hart paradox. Another closely related question is the Great Silence—even if travel is hard, if life is common, why don't we detect their radio transmissions? There have been attempts to resolve the Fermi Paradox by locating evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations, along with proposals that such life could exist without human knowledge. Counterarguments suggest that intelligent extraterrestrial life does not exist or occurs so rarely that humans will never make contact with it. Starting with Hart, a great deal of effort has gone into developing scientific theories about, and possible models of, extraterrestrial life, and the Fermi paradox has become a theoretical reference point in much of this work. The problem has spawned numerous scholarly works addressing it directly, while various questions that relate to it have been addressed in fields as diverse as astronomy, biology, ecology, and philosophy. The emerging field of astrobiology has brought an interdisciplinary approach to the Fermi paradox and the question of extraterrestrial life." "4 Resolving the paradox empirically 4.1 Radio emissions 4.2 Direct planetary observation 4.3 Alien constructs 4.3.1 Probes, colonies, and other artifacts 4.3.2 Advanced stellar-scale artifacts 5 Explaining the paradox theoretically 5.1 No other civilizations currently exist 5.1.1 No other civilizations have arisen 5.1.2 It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy itself 5.1.3 It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy others 5.1.4 Human beings were created alone 5.2 They do exist, but we see no evidence 5.2.1 Communication is impossible due to problems of scale 5.2.2 Communication is impossible for technical reasons 5.2.3 They choose not to interact with us 5.2.4 They are here unobserved" Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox
  • It certainly can just be Earth. We don't know what's out there but there is definitely a chance that there are other forms of life.
  • I think it would be naive to assume any different. Even from a religious sense if god loved man so much why wouldn't he put them elsewhere.
  • Not if you're a Christian, no? ;-)
  • Go ahead be an arrogant Earthling..the world does revolve around you only you..oh wait what just landed in the backyard
  • The universe is infinite and has always been infinite so something out there has had very long time to become immortal-there's your God.
  • I believe so. Of course, none of us can know - it seems only logical to accept that as a definite possibility though. It's a nice thought too.
  • ...well, lol....im sure there is, but we just dont know about it...or its way to far off to even realize. Do you think if there was life out there, they would say....hey man, thats where its all at...and point at a little teeny tiny ball of gas way out in space somewhere? LoL...No. Its pretty silly to think we are the only thing in existance in everywhere. (Infact I think it even mentions sumpin in the bible)...but im not gonna say for sure.
  • I agree with you completely. It can't just be us.
  • 7-2-2017 The catch is that life is not a chance event: it is a black swan event. If you see one example, you know there is at least one example. But if you don't see an example, you don't know anything. It is extremely difficult for some people to admit they don't know anything.
  • yep good reasoning
  • By the laws of probability there must be another form of life. However intelligent life akin to our own would be far less probable. I think someone even tried to calculate the probability of such a thing happening using the Drake's Equation.
  • its possible but i dont think we'll ever really know for sure

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