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Originally posted by BillyTJames
Its all those religious nut jobs whose jaws will hit the floor and scream "demon!!" who wont accept the fact that they're not the top of the evolutionary heap..
People probably dont want to accept the fact that they are not the best in the universe because it would cause them to actually use they're brains and see the lies that have been fed to them by religions and government.
Originally posted by MonteroReal
As an skeptic, atheist and all i don't any kind of problem accepting the existence of alien life, but like others said, one thing is to accept aliens must exist and other totally different is that they are visiting us, kidnapping people, shapehifting, leading conspiracies, using us as slaves, building stuff with stones, etc etc.
If you are not bright enough to understand the difference between those two things then your question doesn't make sense because it won't matter how many skeptics/people who believe in evolution says, what you want is to us to accept the ridiculous idea of gray aliens coming from zeta reticuli to suck the blood of a cow.
Originally posted by Essan
I am quite certain there is alien life - indeed, probably millions of other planets with life as we would recognise it on them
But, of all the species that have appeared on Earth, over hundreds of millions of years, only 1 has ever becoming what we could call an advanced intelligence. And that only very, very recently. Based on those odds, I expect the vast majority of other planets in the universe that are similar to Earth to be teeming with life - but the sort of life that has existed on Earth for 99.9999% of the time there has been life here. ie not like us. Not with cars and computers and lasers. Advance intelligence is rare. Though I would expect that there will be some.
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
reply to post by BBalazs
"If evolution is right, why do people have such trouble accepting alien life is out there?"
Because most of humanity inherently recognises that evolution NEVER deals with the beginning and therefore humans retain an inherent knowledge of the specialness of humanity. It does not remove an inbuilt belief that there is a purpose to life.
Because most don't need to accept that "alien life" is out there to make their lives worthwhile.
Because most still have a belief in a divine source and therefore have no need to ponder about "alien life". A sci- fi movie might be exciting to watch, but it peaks no inherent interest.
Bottom line - evolution, no matter it's changing definition, does not address the beginning of life. It does not remove creation in most peoples minds and hearts.