Originally Posted by Cheesethief
Saying that they do not exist is the same as saying we do not exist.
Since we exist, there is some small percentage of probability that other life exists as well. That said, we may be the only life in our section of Space, or maybe we are the oldest intelligent lifeforms. Who's to say.
E.g. a billion solar systems in our galaxy (a wild guess) with only us as life in it would mean that there would be a 1 in a billion chance of life.
Now take that probability to all the billions of galaxies out there and there HAS to be life somewhere.
Sure it may be like trying to find a specific grain of sand but other life is out there and to think otherwise is like saying that single grain of sand is the only one in existence.
We havent scratched the surface of our own planet yet never mind the solar system.
Many things are still unexplained and will stay that way for centuries at least.
The moon is still a mystery as well as the many anomolies seen on other planets.
If there are intelligent beings with the ability to view/make contact with us then they will be aeons ahead of us technologically so would most likely not interact with us as we would seem like Neanderthals to them playing with fire.
Our understanding of life on our own planet has been shattered by us believing that all life forms would be based on the same fundamental building blocks as we are. What about this?
and this is new life on our own planet
Now if life can be so resilient as to changing itself in such a way to thrive in such extreme conditions, what's to say the other elements can't be changed also to suit the other planets that have been dismissed
If we don't know what other types of life there are, how can we look?