posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 09:14 PM
reply to post by BrokenAngelWings33
I'm afraid that the problem lays with the fact that you are using an absolute term for something that as yet to be proven.
Saying that it is almost certain that the universe has life in it other than the Earth based on the sheer numbers involved is fine.
Saying that it's a fact with zero chance that we are alone is wrong. The chance, no mater how remote is still there, because there is no actual proof
We have many things that we know are fact because we have proof that they are, with evidence that can be verified independently by people.
For examp: Water. It will boil at 100 deg C at sea level. This can be verified over and over by heating the water and when it's boiling, reading the
temperature of it. That is your proof.
The Oort Cloud
is not a fact. It's a theory, because we've not been able to observe or go out and
see it. So for now, it's a theory, and will remain so until it's proven otherwise.
Look at it like this: I could put you in a empty closet. There is nothing in it. Now, you know that closets are normally in a building that normally
has people in it. You are almost certainly sure that there are other people in this building with you.
But can you prove it? You can't hear anything, smell anything, or see anything outside this closet. You can not say that it's a fact that there are
other people in that building with you until you have some sort of proof, be it sounds, someone talking to you, or you're able to open the door and
go look at see.
That's what the Earth is right now: us in a closet, and we don't know if anyone else is in the building (universe) with us just yet. We're pretty
sure they are, but we just don't have any proof of it yet.