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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
I hope we are not alone in the universe but consider this :
No 2 snow flakes are ever the same and they are just simple water molecules. Think how many snow flakes must have fallen since time begun. Now what make you think that the exact conditions for intelligent life would exist and would then lead to intelligent life in more than one place in the universe. Planets are infinitely more complicated than snow flakes and there have been way more snow flakes that have ever existed than there are planets that sit in the habitable zone around a star.
Also there is no such thing as a statistical certainty based on number of planets. Thats not how probability works. Theres a 50/50 or 1 in 2 chance of getting heads when you flip a coin but there is no guarantee that if you flip the coin that it will ever land on heads.
The simple fact is that we have been looking for signs of life out there for many years and found nothing so far.
edit on 11-5-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
The observable universe contains about 3 to 100 × 10^22 stars (30 sextillion to a septillion stars), organized in more than 80 billion galaxies, which themselves form clusters and superclusters. Two approximate calculations give the number of atoms in the observable universe to be close to 10^80.
Originally posted by cloaked4u
we are alone in the universe because the aliens want to stay away from such primitive souls like us. We are a cancer of loveless ignorance spreading separation of species and the spreading of lies grows painfully worse in the world for the power and greed pounded to the beat of a drum called MONEY=VALUE.