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Originally posted by The Lord and Savior
...If we are to believe that Planet Earth is the only planet with life on it, intelligent or not (which many people still do) then by rounding off to the nearest whole number which would be rounding down, we we would be forced to arrive at zero.
Originally posted by Alasian
reply to post by DaRAGE
Agreed, but this is not what this thread is saying! What the OP meant, is that no matter how many other life forms exist in the universe, it has to be a finite number. Compared to the infinity of galaxies and planets out there (not to mention -if they exist that is- parallel universes), the planets containing life are close to zero. Mathematically (as I said in my previous post of this thread) the number is zero. (careful, this doesn't mean that life does not exist, it is just a statistical and mathematical representation).
Originally posted by Monts
Originally posted by kommunist
I am not sure how you came up with this theory.
I would think it would be the opposite!
[edit on 6-1-2010 by kommunist]
As far as I am concerned... life on this planet, both intelligent and non-intelligent, is proof enough that there is the same elsewhere.