Thought of the day

There is probably a lot of non-Earth based life throughout the Universe.

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5 Responses

  1. Evidence? (I’m not disagreeing)

  2. The line between chemistry and biology, when one gets down to the nitty-gritty, is thin. Life emerged from chemical processes; indeed, our whole reason for existence, the perpetuation of DNA, is little more than replicating chemicals at its most basic. Given the speed between when life was possible on Earth (i.e., the planet wasn’t a ball of volcanic activity and constant bombardments) and when life appeared, it is only reasonable to conclude that it doesn’t take a lot for life to begin, relatively speaking. Furthermore, without having the actual lifeforms, we have the most conclusive possible evidence that Mars once harbored life. Once in a solar system might be a fluke. Twice makes it tantalizing to speculate on just how much life exists in the Universe, not merely whether or not it exists.

    Then consider – and this is my favorite fact – that there are more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sands on all the beaches of Earth. As we continue to discover more and more, many of those stars have planets. It’s nearly impossible to imagine that some self-replicating process has not arisen on a number of others planets. There are literally trillions of opportunities for life to begin throughout the Universe.

  3. Of course its a matter of statistics. I’m sure there is life out there somewhere, even the Vatican likes to think there are other life forms.

  4. The discovery channel has been all about this sort of stuff today. I hope you’ve been tuning in.

    They are still going though if you haven’t.

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