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  • Definitely. There are billions of other galaxies and those are only the ones we are ware of. It would be rediculous to think that we are the only galaxy with life. I think there is a lot of intelligent life elsewhere. I think there are other types of lifeforms that can live in conditions that we cannot and some probably just like us
  • I hope so. There doesn't seem to be any on Earth!...;-D.... . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy
  • I'm sold. You would have to be pretty arrogant and earth centric to believe that life would only exist here. +3
  • There are 70 sextillion stars in the universe. To me, the chances are fairly high that another contains, or contained life elsewhere. It's also entirely possible that there was once intelligent life but it's since gone extinct. 70 sextillion: 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
  • I would think so, if it was possible on this world...there must be tons of other planets where life could have possibly evolved
  • theres more than 70 sextillion: 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars and there is most probably life in the universe apart from the life on earth because the universe is so vast and is ever expanding
  • I "hope" there's intelligent life somewhere. :D
  • I buy the idea that life would be everywhere even if the universe were tiny. once you have life intelligent life is just a matter of time.
  • Yes. If we're all there is, it'd be a TERRIBLE waste of space.
  • yes.... if it can almost happen here then it is bound to happen somewhere else.
  • probably, who knows maybe they dont live off of O2 and H2O, maybe they live on N2 and drink liquid Nitrogen
  • your an ignoramus if you don't.
  • +3 No - well not in the sense of a technologically advanced intellegent civilization anyway. . The staggering number of unlikely events and circumstances that have caused humans to be where we are today I don't think has happened anywhere else in the universe. . Even on earth, which might well be a unique or near unique place, you had dinosaurs that are not far removed from humans in the overall scheme of things, that existed for 65 million years plus and they never came close to technological status. If they had lived for another 65 million they probably wouldn't have either. . Humans came about by a staggeringly improbable chain of lucky events and our advancement in terms of technology and understanding has been so meteoric that in my mind it has to be a freak event. . Other life probably does exist out there but I doubt it is anything like as advanced as humankind.
  • Not sure.
  • ABSOLUTELY
  • Yeah...I dont think all of it...or the vastness of eternity and an infinite amound of space is for us and us alone. Why would we be so special? Im sure they're is something somewhere, and they arnt pointing to our planet saying..."hey thats where its all at"
  • I think it is probable. Although anyone who claims they know for definite without any proof is an idiot.
  • I believe that to be true! +5
  • "Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour, That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, A sun that is the source of all our power. The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see Are moving at a million miles a day In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour, Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'. Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars. It's a hundred thousand light years side to side. It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick, But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide. We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point. We go 'round every two hundred million years, And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions In this amazing and expanding universe. The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding In all of the directions it can whizz As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know, Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is. So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure, How amazingly unlikely is your birth, And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth." - The Galaxy Song from "The Meaning of Life" Hope this helps.
  • Yeah, I buy it. I've said recently on this site before that if life on Earth can teach us anything, it's that life can find a way to live just about anywhere. The universe is truly vast and, logically, it must give life several chances to develop on planets a lot like our own and on solar systems like our own. I think the most skeptical possible view on intelligent extraterrestrial life I agree with is that we are currently alone in the universe, but civilizations have existed before us on other planets and will exist after us. Anyway, I only think this because I think it's the most likely case. I certainly don't claim to know anything absolutely.
  • I believe in the possibility.
  • Yes... sure. There's even a possibility of intelligent life here on Earth, although when I see what passes for entertainment on the tube now-a-days, I start to doubt that. Hope this helps.
  • Yes I do, actually, if humans think we're THE ONLY intelligent life in the universe we are certainly a conceited group of life forms.
  • I don't think that there MUST be life elsewhere, but I think it is pretty likely.
  • It's not just that the universe is large; it's that there are innumerable stars, and a proportion of those must be sun-like, and a proportion of those must have planets orbiting at a life-supporting distance. Which means probably innumerable planets that *could* support life. I think it's very likely that there is a vast amount of intelligent life in the universe. But of course, the universe is so vast we are not likely to come into contact with it.
  • Yes, otherwise our logic, that we value so much would be totally wrong.
  • If we knew how life got here in the first place it might be easier to speculate. The odds that life can exist the way we know it are so great that it's beyond belief that it has occurred even once. On the other hand if it has happened once, with all the billions or trillions of other planets that are out there, there is a chance it could happen again. But when it comes to intelligent life it becomes even more remote. If physical life came from a spiritual creator then who knows. I have a hypothesis that if life can only come from life, then maybe intelligence can only come from intelligence:)
  • Being that I do not consider we humans to be all that intelligent, there has to be other intelligent life out there. The universes are too infinite. There might be intelligent life right here beside us in an alternate dimension.
  • I'm not ruling out the possibility of multiple universes, let alone intelligent life in other locations in our own, however, though it is natural, even logical, to assume that size and scale affect the probability of more than one occurrence, we fall so miserably short in communicating with the multitude of other semi-intelligent species on our own planet that I venture to say that we are grossly under-qualified for and undeserving of any amiable close encounter of the fifth kind.
  • While I personally believe there IS another intelligent form of life, this kind of reasoning is just lacking. So NO, i don't buy it. There are simply too many unknown variables. Yes, the universe is vast - no arguement here. However, the size of the universe itself says absolutely nothing about the likelihood of existence of another intelligent lifeform in it. Somewhat simplified counter-reasoning might look like this: Assume there are X stars and each star has a probability of Y that it spawned intelligent lifeform. The probability there is another life could thence be something like P(life) = 1-((1-Y)^X). The reasoning in question basically says: Oh look, X is so big P must be non-negligible. With absolutely no clue about Y, this arguement is invalid. Obviously, we don't have the faintest idea of what Y is. And to be honest I am very suspicious about any assessments of X, too.
  • No, not "must". Here's an alternative view: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7351428.stm
  • i think its possible but i dont think we'll ever really know

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