posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 01:22 AM
I think too many of us still think the universe revolves around the earth. We are but a tiny part of a vast universe, it was here before us and it
will be here when we're gone. This planet was formed in space, so the origin of everything on this planet is obviously space.
Lifeforms are not unique, we only have to look around to the many different species of life on earth to know that. So the possibility of unintelligent
life on other planets has to be extremely high, ie bacteria's and such.
Intelligent life however, I cant answer if that is unique or not, but lets put it this way. Logically the universe is so vast, we would have to be
extremely arrogant and small minded to assume we are the only life that would exist in it. Scientifically however, the chances of the same chemicals,
compounds and conditions coming together to form life on a planet in another galaxy, would appear slim, but not impossible.
Maybe we are unique to living under these conditions on earth, but maybe other lifeforms exist under different conditions elsewhere. One thing we do
know is lifeforms do have the capacity to evolve to different conditions here on earth, so why not somewhere else?.
The ultimate question is "If the sole purpose of the universe is not to contain and sustain life, then what the hell is the point of it?"