Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by FeelingPure
Is the world better prepared for accepting that extraterrestrial life exists?. Will Obama come public with information of existence of alien life during his second term of office while progressively pushing the boundaries of finding solid ET existence?.
41% of the population is not prepared to accept Obama as President, never mind believing anything he says... especially about alien life.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Dont forget we have more atoms in our body than there are stars in the sky and only a very small percentage of those stars have planets and an even smaller percentage have the right kind of planets.
Personally i think that just having the right chemicals on a planet and the planet being in a habitable zone is not enough for the formation of life. All life on our planet from the viruses to blue whales ,plants and dinosaurs all share a single common ancestor so effectively even in our perfect planet life has only ever spontaneously happened once to our knowledge. We might have billions of variations of it now but it only ever started once.
IMO if life was easy and all you needed was the right conditions then we would have lots of different forms of life here on earth that do not share a common ancestor. But in reality we dont. So this proves without a doubt that the process of life existing is far more complex than people realize and so the possibility of it existing elsewhere is much , much lower than a lot of people think. The odds just might be to large for it happen again even if there are billions of the right kind of planets out there.
edit on 13-11-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)