posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 02:18 PM
Even basic statistics indicate that it is virtually impossible that we are the only sentient life in the universe, and that is aside from all of the
evidence that we have.
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Basic statistics indicate it's virtually impossible for any of us to be here at all.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
That depends on "who's" statistics you use.
There is one team that recently used Bayesian Inference to show that life is rare in the Universe. This was based on "Earth as the only evidence of
life". It ultimately tried to show that life is rare, and was statically successful...which is to say that IF
does not pursue it further then
the statistic "works".
Unfortunately, IF One were to operate the mathematics correctly then the new probability of life else where will need to be worked into the overall
solution; this will in turn destroy the original result and make life ubiquitous.
If One uses a proper approach, one where Earth is not the only source of life, the end result is the same.
LIFE IS UBIQUITOUS
Don't fret; you can still apply your logic to the question of whether or not life is visiting. AND, that IS quite a different matter. But, no longer
as improbable as you once thought.