Other life forms
Name: wildman Jackson
Date: Around 1993
Is there any evidence of life existing anywhere except on the
earth? I have heard plenty of UFO stories, but it would be nice to know what
one of you guys thinks.
I do not know how many times I have encountered this question and
its variations: the simple answer is: no.
There is no CONCRETE evidence which is available that proves
conclusively the existence of extraterrestrial life (this is not to say that
the evidence does not EXIST -- only that it is presently not available). All
the crop circles, sightings of strange light patterns, radiation traces, etc.
can be relatively plausibly explained away via many theories which are more
down to earth. However, I tend to side with Carl Sagan, who in effect said
that since there are literally millions of galaxies out there (I am not an
astronomer, so I do not really know how many galaxies we are aware of, but it
is up there.), within each of which exists BILLIONS of stars, surrounded by
planets of a hundred different types, it would be illogical, highly
improbable, and simply arrogant to assume that we are the only planet capable
of supporting life. After all, our own Mars almost makes it -- if you like it
cold and do not breathe or drink much.
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