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What if we ARE all alone? Scientists say Earth may be a 'one-off fluke'

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posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:00 AM
If no to snowflakes are ever the same then what makes you think that the exact conditions for life could ever be the same on 2 planets. Snow flakes are just simple water molecules and planets are infinitely more complex.

Even if they were theres no guarantee life would happen.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:34 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

whoever these scientists are. they sure dont realise that prehistoric fossils have been found in asteroids that penetrate earths atmosphere. I think either way. sentient life on other planets does exist based on the time it would take for the asteroid to reach our solar system. These scientists arent really scientists

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by Scripter

I don't think discovering ET life in our solar system would settle the question of Extra-Solar life at all. There would still be plenty of room, as there is now, for supposing that life was spread within our solar system by impacts, meteors, comets. We could still easily suppose that it originated in one place and spread.

Finding life at great distances from us would be another matter. Distant systems are too far to have interacted with us. We could then say that their life wasn't simply part of Earth's diaspora (or Mars'!).

Personally I favour panspermia. The spectral signatures of various biological precursors (amino acids etc) are pretty much everywhere we look in interstellar dust. I think mixing and incident radiation, over long time scales, produces more complex molecules from the relatively simple space dust. Then, like barnacles collecting on a whale's body, planets hoover up this dust. Once on planet, the dust is in a much denser environment and can interact with its surroundings more frequently and in more complex ways.

This would be a much more efficient way of spreading life than having it appear independently, each and every time it occurs. In panspermia, the entire universe is a simmering pot of ingredients, which are brought to the boil on dense objects, like planets.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:38 AM
If we are alone, someone is playing the biggest version of " Punked " ever, I mean EVER!

But then we aren't alone then are we!

No way, we were designed, I dunno by what, but clearly designed or else nature would of evolved us to not talk.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:52 AM
reply to post by Moneyisgodlifeisrented

i dont know about the talking part but we were created by a kindly, lonely, multi dimentional entity that we all call god. its all in the bible. how he created our universe in 6 days aand rested on the seventh. what if those six days were six days in his world but billions of years in our world. What if evolution is the hand of god at work.

And of course god would have created other species to keep us company in the universe.

Just a wild out there theory

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posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:53 AM
Who says? Oh those guys again the same ones that said water was only here but now claim it`s everywhere. Are these also the same ones that claimed life could not be at some of the places in the oceans here on Earth to only find out that it is there and much larger then anywhere else.

They are always just taken to serious with the title of Scientist..

The bible says God created Earth and it is perfect so their Fluke claim is also bogus to me just because they can`t understand something doesn`t make it true..

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:55 AM

Originally posted by Connman
just because they can`t understand something doesn`t make it true..

too true mate. too true

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 10:57 AM
Hi, space fans.

When will anybody STOP accepting what NASA claims ????? ! ! ! !

See how incompetent they where : They SCRAPed **2** out of 6 (?) vehicules ! !
Can you imagine THAT ratio in "flying in the air" aviation ???
There would be ZERO customer ! ! !

Soooooooo, STOP listening to NASA and its people in ATS ! !
Right ?

Blue skies.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 11:54 AM
The very fact we exist, is very proof intelligent life exists in the universe. We can't even explain our own 'creation' properly, let alone a theoretical species we have no proof of.

We should be under the assumption we are not alone and work from there, why so pessimistic?

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posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by ollncasino

200 000 galaxies in this 6 TB IR photo (that covers only a 1°x1° square sky). And each galaxy contains +/- stars, so we have roughly 400. stars here.

That's my answer...

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posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 04:03 PM
Too funny that I just ran across this news:

Astronomers find new planet capable of supporting life

Astronomers have discovered their "holy grail" - a planet capable of supporting life outside our solar system.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 05:52 PM
i,m not trying to destroy peoples believes but soz according 2 most people we have this god who controls us all but that means that theres no life out there elsewhere cause we have this stupid believe that we,r the superiour being and nothing out there cud cum close to us ...........we,r not even a grain of sand in the universe......its teeming with believe we r not alone is such a crazy thot if u ask me......every1 here has to think that no1 is superiour 2 us cause then they have 2 admit then we rn,t in control.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by ollncasino

Scientists say Earth may be a 'one-off fluke

Scientists with no imagination and egos that don't allow them to consider that we are NOT the most intelligent species in the Universe.

I'm betting that these so-called scientists are also Christians.

Go figure...

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 07:04 PM
Until we have explored the entire universe, we cannot make claims like this. If the building blocks for life are the most abundant elements in the universe, chances are that there are other planets that can support life.

This is not to say that they will house intelligent life, but we have already discovered other earth-like planets with atmospheres similar to our own earth, with vegetation and the like.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 07:19 PM
it boils down to probability in my eyes.

so far in our search for life, we can say without a doubt. in our solar system, 1/9.

now someone mathematically suave is going to have to do the next step for me,

what the are odds of life on 1/9 planets out of a possible 200 billion stars in ONE galaxy?

there are up to one trillion galaxies in the known universe and 50 billion planets estimated to exist in the Milky Way alone and some 500,000,000 predicted to exist in a habitable zone.

nope no life out there anywhere but on earth, i'm convinced.

and if we are a fluke or the very first species in existance, then we setting a terrible precendent for life in the universe

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 08:41 PM
Basically all the replies highlight their point, and you don't even understand it. They are saying what are the odds life started here? It's really an uknown right now, and could be so statistically small that we are a fluke. Assuming life is abundant is wishful thinking that has no statistical data at this moment to back it up. They are not saying Earth is definitely the only planet with life, but there is no scientific evidence supporting life being abundant, even existant, outside Earth.

But hey, let's just attack them and call them childish since you have no actual evidence to contradict them.

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:01 PM
perhaps one must exceed the capacity of the "milky" way to know what it is to live?

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:56 PM
We aren't alone... I dont know about everyone else, but I just have this feeling that we've been lied to our entire life. Just my opinion....

Im hungry for answers, our goverments can't keep holding the truth from us to much longer. We our all starting to see through their lies. That is why I have joined ATS. We all are here because we believe there is stuff going on that the goverment is keeping us in the dark. We must demand disclosure. Maybe this feeling I have meens something will be happening soon. Or it could be my wild imagination. We shall see!

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 10:03 PM
reply to post by ollncasino

We don't know for sure, do we? And that is the bitch; the not knowing, the wondering, the what ifs and maybes...that we all wonder about. I mean if we knew for sure, wouldn't that take away from the wonder, the excitiement of it all? I think it would, and that's why I like the not knowing. Keeps it more amazing....

posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by SpaceBoy97

Show me a link to prehistoric fossils proven to exist in asteroids.

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