Judging from how we treat our planet, we're probably a low form of life compared to what's out there in other galaxies!
I Totally agree
There has to be life outside of our universe. There is an incredible number of planets and stars and galaxies beyond our own;a number far beyond human comprehension. Our evolution is imperfect and flawed, yet we have still become the most powerful and intelligent species within millions and millions of miles. Conditions like ours that can support life could very easily arise somewhere else in the universe. THere has been such a wide window of time, and so much space for it to happen, that it is inevitable that there is life somewhere else in the universe. If we can exist, why should we be the only ones?
Yes, it is highly probable that life exists beyond our earth in other galaxies where there are numerous solar systems. Its only a matter of time that we shall be able to discover these civilizations or life forms. The law of probability points to this possibility.
Hmm.I don't know if it exists or not.if only I can see a picture of it then I can show it to class in SHOW-AND-TELL.
I agree with your take on this issue. I believe that there really isn't life on other planets but, with the way that some movies portray space, it leads a lot of people to belive that there is based on that portrayel.
I believe that theory is wrong. We are not special. Remember in the 1600 when we thought we were the center of the universe. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.....only a matter of time before we know the truth.
exactly out of all the billions of galaxies and wel it can go on forever how can we be the only life form and dont forget the goverment cover everything up otherwise there would be world chaose.
u r wrong
Yah, right even if we did have the technologie nobody would be brave enough to go into outer space!
Actually i Would!! How can you even say that we don't live in caves because we evolved 100 years ago we couldn't fly now we can navigatge our planet in 1 day! i admit our technology is some what cumbersome but with a little more openess and money spent on liquid hydrogen fuel engines we could come up with somthing stock it up with food and gear and send it out there id be the first person to sign up to see something in my life that no one else has why would you not want that!! it sadens me you don't...... BUsh spends 22 billion on fighting other people a year less is spent on furhtering something that could stop war looking for others life reaches out for life! simple fact.So i say write a letter to nasa everyone who wants it can change the mind of the many. i doubt anyone will read this but if they do it won't have been a waste.
okay after reading it i didnt waste my time cause it was true but i also do want to right a letter to nasa. : ] . so is there nayway?
and ppl .. how can we be the only ones in our galaxy that is redicolous. there must be other beings with better WAY BETTER technology of our own! than wat the god damn japanese had invented or the americans shoot all of the whole world. i bet if we can get one of these nationalities to actually side with nasa so we could actually see if it is true. COME ON R U TELLIN ME U WOULD RATHER LIVE IN THIS PLANET THAT SADLY NO ONE CARES ABOUT AND LIVE UR LIFE BREATHING GASEOUS POISONS? WHY STUPID DRITBAGS WHO MAKE CHEMICALS AND SMOKE THEIR CIGARS LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW? COME ON U MUST WANT TO LIVE IN ANOTHER PLACE OTHER THAN OUR BELOVED EARTH I WHICH IS SADLY DYING.?
yea well i think ur all crazy cause there is no others humans besides the ppl on earth
What do you think astronauts do, my dear?
Well you are wrong.... People have gone into outer space. But also there are tons of people just like me who are very curious about the matter. Many people like me would go just for answers. If I could I would go to a planet possible of having life living on it that nobody has been to just to find out. I would go anywhere for answers to anything that isn't fully understood or know. I am a very curious person just waiting for answers on many things.
we treat my planet great kepp up the good work
no way man!
yes way man
we might find it soon if there is life out here
thers no life outside the planet
YES THERE IS!!!!!!!
Show the proof. Unless there is proof, life outside earth is just an assumption. It becomes a religion.
how can there not be life outside our solar system space is infinite there are so many planets that there can't just be 1 planet with life. take what sience tells that life first formed from amino acides and variuse other things that mixed together. so there has to be life out there maby not intelegent life but life
yes, I aposolutely agree with you. their is probually a planet out there somewhere just like this one, with someone just like me typing something on a computer, because, as you said the universe most likely goes on forever
There is spirit life everywhere. God made heaven and earth. He placed man on the earth.
I quite agree with you.Does anyone actualy think that we are the only ones in this large, yet finite universe?I belive that, no matter how big, or small the universe is, there is bound, and even have to be, life on another planet. Thank You.
Yes we do treat this planet badly! We need to figure out a way to live off the sun!
no we don't but i do agree that we need to take care of our planet and recycle so that we don't have global warming and we do not need to live off the sun that would be reallly weird
i completely agree.
yah we are not good to our planet
i believe how people discuss how there may be life on earth is more drawn out then it actually is..... i believe if there may be life on the other galaxies..its probabley just marticules of diffrent plant..germs..not actually Alieans(or how ever you spell it) like whatis shown on movies..so yai think there maybe life in other galaxies just not how people show in scary movies..i hink you get my point ...RIGHT?lol
i doubt that
That is so right
I think you're right!
yes i think tht is true we are most likley jus a little and unintellegent life form in this huge universe
I TOTALLY agree!!!! We treat our planet extremely poorly. If there are other life forms (which there very well might be), they probably take way better care of their planet than we do.
i think that there are probobaly some odd creatures/plant life on planets that could have life on them even if we currently have no signs of it.
If there are odd creatures out there, beyond our Solar system, predict what they would be like. Perhaps there already studying us in way that we haven't yet thought of. Maybe there's some kind of unusual creature, bacteria, molecule, or atom. Do you think that Mars (the red planet) could have supported life billions of years ago. While the inner planets and the outer planets were developing.
I say there's a small possibility that Mars could of supported life.
By the way, you had a good theory about odd creatures.
(maybe an alien)
if you think how large the galaxy is it is almost imposible to have no other life forms out there
I disagree with you, because we are dominant species and are pretty well evolved, so these other people are just agreeing to not sound dumb
i think this person is right. WE do need to take care of this plaent because there is probaly more life out there with a better planet.
I totally agree with you and. We need to step up and take responsibility for our actions.
I think we treat are planet all right
doubt it. Take pollution for an example.
It was nice of you thinking about the Solar System
well i think that there is life out in space because in the future most people are thinking that there will be vetter technology in the there will be devices like a metal detedtor but it detects if life has been there.
The so called "stars" that we call them are actually lots of weeny planets that might possibly have life on them .
P.S I might not reply this is just a one time thing.
I totally agree! 100% I'm like an earth freek
no, because there is no atmosphere in galaxies
But there are planets in galaxies, and many of them have atmospheres.
I totally agree!
no i havn't been their yet.
i agrre with u we treat our plant like *trash* and wen global warming comes its going to be to late to try to fix and hope they hurry up and find them that we can this *lousy* planet.
*Edited for language by Science Buzz moderator. Sorry, dude.
we are created by God. Life is only on earth
i totally agree with you
if there is life outside of earth then is no such thing as god. So you can't believe in god and aliens it's a major contridiction.
Who is to say we are the lowest form of life in the universe! I would like to believe there is life perhaps on the same level or higher. How do we know that we originated here on planet Earth?
i dont know if there is any life on other planeys but i think so that there is life on a nother planet because how can there be little worms on planets mabye there the ailens that people are afraid of
We are unique made in God's image!
Finally someone got it right!! Yay!!
ofcourse its out there
the nearest star would take hundreds if not thusans of years to reach so we could never discover life, even if we could travel at light speed.
because god created worlds without number. which means that earth is not the only world. and there are people on these worlds.
probley not duh
I do think that there is life outside of our solar system. Anything is possible.
I agree with u, it jus will take a matter of time and some brave people to explore beyond our universe. I truely hope we do something to find other life out there. I don't think any one cares about what we might or might not find, but I care. We can't be the only living thing in this universe, there are so many galaxy and the universe is so big and is expanding, i belive there is something out there.
we will have outside life
i am outside life!!
God is also in the universe!
The Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. It does not specifically state the God created life on multiple worlds. I cannot argue that Earth is the only planet with either life or human beings, but I can stand by what the Bible tells us about life since it is the inspired word of God.
One of the most pervasive, and frustrating popular idioms is that the universe is an awful waist of space if there is not life on other planets (worlds). Are we not "special enough?" We were created in God's image?
Definitely, there is life on other planets. Why should earth be unique? Patricia M
who created god then? omg, answer the question people. don't give me all that biblical stuff and not back it up with any solid information!
If life exists here on earth why not other places?
i think it is very selfish to think we are the only beings in space
Probably is and we probably will discover it sometime in the future but that sometime will be a very very long time.
I dont know.
because i belive there was once liffe on mars and it will soon happen again
oiviously there is life because we found fossilized life on mars
i think that there is life outside the galexy but our tecnologie isn't that advanst to discover it yet!!!
i think that you are so right!! but soon we will have the technology to go and build stuff and what-not.
why cant we find other life on other planets, it's going to happen some time or another
In the grand scheme, our time on this planet is but a moment.
There probably has and have been many other forms of life in this universe.
I think scientists are working very hard on finding other species of life in the universe. It will take time,but it will eventually happen.
I ran across this fun sci-fi story that pertains to this thread. Meat by Terry Bisson. Imagine what the human race might look like to some other form of life looking on us from the outside. A very short and fun read.
i remember my dad saying something about how its very likely for there to be another water planet out there with a sun near by. cause there are so many suns theres gotta be life somewhere out there. i mean, wats the point of there just being one living world in infintie space?
The universe is huge and and we may never find life.
i think we will if you blife we will ithink we will like it said ita matter of time and we're smart so we will.
there are many different types of life forms, and there are bound to b at least some other types outside of our solar system
the world's resources are being used up and we will need to look else where in the future.
If there was life on any other planet we would have found it already.
if there was life outside of the planet i wouldnt be here right now
I think we are not the only planet to have a solar system, but i think we can never reach beyond our own system
i think that with advanced technology we might be able to discover other planets housing intelligent life. it might take a long time, but considering how large the universe is, there must be something else out there.
Scientist are able to find large gaseous planets like jupiter and are working on being able to find smaller planets like our own in a habital zone near a sun. In the future, if our earth gets to the point of no return, we could use cryonics on a select crew and sent out into space to a solar system which has a life sustaining atmosphere. After reaching the destination or a short time before, the crew could be revived via. computer aided, and colonize the new world. This journey could also be duplicated to other locations.
if other species of life do not exist i have wasted my whole life looking for them
life exsists but we will never find it until the aliens land on our Earth on accident and invade our homes and turn us into goo!!!
No there is not. God created ONE universe!
OK, but that Universe contains billions and billions of stars, many of which we know have planets. So the question is: is there life on any of those other planets?
And, it is pretty self centered of us to think that God only created life on Earth.
If there were others, we would have found them by now.
And in this mind numbingly massive universe, how exactly would we have found them? We're really barely even looking. Don't give up yet.
no no no no no no no no no
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
they can just hide very well. they've had billions of years!!!!!!! they will come out of hiding! All i can say is welcome aliens!!!!!!!!!
we will find life sooner or later.
there is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not life on any planet exept earth
There is probably life on other planets! There probably is....
Of course there is life on other planets...just because you havent seen aliens doesnt mean they dont exist. Can you see photosynthesis? Or air? no, but it exists
there is life outside oursolar system, silly
Well, there are thousands of planets, so we are bound to find life on one of them. Common Sense!!!
I think there is life on space because there is life on earth so why cant there be life in space.
there is life on mars
Statistically speaking, it would be very surprising if it were learned that Earth is unique in the Universe. It is more likely that there are other examples of life elsewhere. However, the likelihood of finding "intelligent" life is low. If we finally get the opportunity to visit other stars within our Galaxy, we will probably find microbial life rather than another civilization.
This is Heather and I am typing with Lauren! We think maybe there is life outside the solar system, but we have never seen it and so we're not sure.
I think that we will be able to find different life outside our planet in a matter of years.
We may never know for sure.
no, because God made humans the race over everything so there can't be another life race
Is there evidence that god made us or are you just saying that because your a christain.
I think that it is ignnorant to think that we are the only plant that has life. Why is Earth so special to be the only plant with life on it. I think there are whole worlds out there that we have know clue about and its only a matter of time before we find them.
i dont think that there is life on any other planets.
i think that there might br life, we may never discover them because they might be un-developed. toodles!
no way would we be the only people in the universe- thats just boring!
There may be life, but it will be a while before we find it.
No I don't think there is life outside our planet!
hi everybody!!!!!!! there r diffrent life forms because like my brother he is a ufo
there is definately other life outside of earth its just a matter of time but youll see
We would be selfish to think we are the only ones on this solarsystem!
the solar system is way to big for us to be the only other thing out there!
I think that we will not find existence yet but maybe if we really do have a very modern world in years to come then maybe we will be able to create spaceships that can get further into space then any other type of spaceship then thee might be a possibility of finding other life existance
The world we live in is so small, it would be ignorant for us to believe that we are the only source of life floating throughout this vast galaxy. Will we ever know the other life forms? I hope when that time comes, we have learned to treat EVERYONE and EVERYTHING with greater respect than we do today. If not, we won't experience the other life forms, because we will have destroyed ourselves before such an encounter could take place.
It's too dangerous outside our Solar System, so we'll never know for sure.
Hey listen buddy we will never find any creatures out of our solar system! So deal with it!
it is true that we are unique and I say that we are most likely to be the ONLY unique ones
the world will end before we find anymore life forms like us (not including those in earth). look in the bible for the truth.
Of course life exists out there...i mean, where did i come from???? OUT THERE OF COURSE!!!!!!
ALiens ezist. I know they do. We also need to work to
gether to find him
we think that there is a slight chance of finding something like that.
I think There might even be other humans in the galaxy besides us.
In response to the 3/13/07 post regarding humans...
By definition, humans inhabit Earth. There cannot be humans on other planets.
There is life outside the solar system. I know because I am one of them.
NO WAY there is not life and if there is we won't find it!!!!!!
there is too much space for it to be completly empty. it is ignorant to think that were are the only life in the universe. if that is true than it is a lot of wasted space.
Maybe,Almost anythig is possible
It's amazing nobody has found, or contacted, us!!!!
The Universe isn't just big. It's also old -- about 13.7 billion years. Our species has only been around about 100,000 years. It's possible that intelligent life arose before we were around -- or it might come looking for us after we're gone.
This reminded me, for some reason, of a Douglas Adams quote from The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy:
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space."
this is true but did you know that scientists are looking harder to see that there is another planet that holds life.?????
i dont think there is any more life out there
There might be, but who really knows?
I totally agree.
I haven't found any reason to believe that there is, or is not any other life forms. But maybe like a sponge. I think the likely hood of there being anything intellegent if pretty slim. I will be.... an agnostic.
I think anything is possible, and I think that it is impossible for there not to b life on other planets if space is forever.
i believe that humans will be long gone before we see other creatures from other planets, because out bodies are to delicate to travel as fast as it would take to get to anouther universe
i so think theres life outside this universe i mean theres tonsof other galaxies and if theres life here why not out ther 2!!
Since only 25% of Americans hold passports to travel outside our of our own country, it's obvious that many of us do not deserve to speculate on what life may be like in the rest of the universe. And, please--regardless of which "God" you wish to believe in--do not disregard science. The Bible was written thousands of years ago. Meanwhile, in other parts of the Earth, evolution was happening! And, if here on our planet, why not on other planets? p.s. if you're interested in demographics, this was written by a 45-year old Minnesota Lutheran who is happy to be surrounded by my Muslim and Buddhist and Pagen friends
I don't see how holding a passport gives one any special insight into astrobiology. Could you elaborate?
What do passports have to do with anything?
I think there is life out there, but it will take awile to find it because we don't have the technolegy yet.
i totally agree!
there are so many galaxies beyond ours. it is very likely there is life i don't see why not.
i think that there is because there is a heven
Of course, we cant limit ourselves to our world and our world only. we aren't better than any other creature.
You can never exepect what happens
there is no way
There has to be life outside of Earth, because why the heck is there so much space out there
i think there is a nother universeout there!!!!
I AM PROOF!
There is most definately life outside of this tiny planet. Not only is there life, there are giants, humans that are the size of bacteria. The universe is infinately large and infinately small. This means that there are infinite planets that contain beings of every shape and size and anything in between. The images portrayed in Star Wars and so on are real. Somewhere in the vastness is a system of planets just like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings Series. And not only that, there are an infinite amount of planets just like ours and just like theirs. The population of the universe is not 6 billion beings, there isn't even a number for the amount. And there never will be, regardless of if our planet is somehow destroyed. Good luck in your endeavors!
what do you mean "the universe is infinately large/small"?
If you take a 1 inch, you can cut it in half, which would be .5 in and so on. It will continue to break down. Our technology may not allow us to see particles smaller than an atom, but that does not mean they don't exist. This goes to show that it is possible for complete solar systems, flourishing with life can be smaller than an atom that we on earth can barely see. The same goes for largeness, although it is easier for us to beleive in infinite largness than smallness! There is no end to how much something can break down. It's complex, but true.
Zeno of Elea! How nice of you to drop by Science Buzz! We are honored that you would write to us.
A lot has happened since you introduced your famous paradoxes more than 2,400 years ago. First of all, Newton and Liebniz invented calculus, which allows us to put a finite value on infinite series such as the ones you describe.
Then, around 1900, this guy named Max Planck figured out that matter, space, energy, even time, are not infinitely divisible. Rather, there are limits to how small you can get before the laws of physics break down. Now, you can get pretty darn small, but you can’t get infinitely small.
Life, of course, would have to be considerably larger than these limits. Indeed, in order to carry out the basic functions of energy use, reproduction, organization, etc., it must consist of many millions of atoms.
The idea that each atom is actually a miniature solar system is a staple of science fiction, but it cannot work in reality.
Looks like this theory has been getting some attention.
You have to realize that the laws of physics were written based on people who might have known a little, but not all. There are many things that have not been discovered. I'm not saying that I know the secret's but I do know that you can't base your belief's on something that cannot be proven. If people want to beleive that we have learned everything about physics, then go ahead. It doesn't dismiss the fact that we know very little. If the people of Earth go by what people said thousands of years ago, without technology, then I fear that our planet is not going to prosper in knowledge of the Universe. Nobody has ever explored out of our reach. The day that happens will be a day of reckoning.
We are no longer talking science here. We have wandered into epistemology--that branch of philosophy which examines knowledge itself and asks, how do we know what we “know”?
You are absolutely correct – science doesn’t know everything. Science can’t know everything. Science is based on experiment and observation. And there is always another observation you can make. There is always another experiment you can perform.
Therefore, science cannot prove anything, at least not in a mathematical sense. What it can do is demonstrate things beyond any reasonable doubt. Short of examining every atom in the Universe, I cannot prove that there are no little people living on the surface of atoms. However, I can demonstrate that it is physically impossible.
The Planck limits were developed in 1900. Since then physicists, using the most advanced, high-tech tools on the planet, have conducted literally thousands of experiments. Every single one of those experiments has turned out exactly as Planck predicted.
Planck’s limits evolved in part out of Maxwell’s equations on electromagnetism. Millions of experiments have been conducted testing Maxwell, and they, too, have turned out as predicted. In fact, every time you turn on your computer, you are verifying Maxwell.
Of course, Maxwell based his work on Newton. And Newton based his work on Keppler and Galileo. And they based their work on Copernicus… well, you see where I’m going. Science doesn’t know everything, but after hundreds of years of experimentation with better and better tools, we do know a lot. We can demonstrate how matter and energy behave. That knowledge, repeatedly verified, leads inescapably to Planck’s limits—also repeatedly verified. If Planck is wrong, then everything we know is also wrong.
Now, it’s always possible that tomorrow, someone will turn the atom smasher up to 11 and get a result that is not consistent with Planck. Does this mean we can throw Planck out the window? Not at all. It just means his work has its limits. So does Newton’s – his classical mechanics works perfectly in most cases. It was only when Einstein applied it to extreme speeds and extreme masses that it needed adjustment. Same with Planck. Some physicists suspect that Planck’s limits might need adjustment under the extreme conditions that existed in the first instant after the Big Bang. But those conditions to not apply to us.
We can demonstrate that matter and energy behave in certain ways. Those ways can only occur if the Planck limits are true. If the Planck limits are not true, then we would see matter and energy behaving in a very different fashion.
You propose that matter is infinitely divisible. That idea was invented “thousands of years ago, without technology.” And while I would dearly love to live in a world where the physical laws of the universe are set by Hannah-Barberra cartoons, we are, unfortunately, stuck in this one.
Very well said
Thanks for that from so many yrs ago
Oh and by the way, the universe isn't 13.7 billion years old. That is a bold statement. You can't put an age on it because it was never created. It just was. I believe you might have a little knowledge on the subject but I urge you to open up to the belief that humans aren't always correct. I would like to know where you gained the information on how old the universe is. It's so illogical that it's funny! Good Day
Humans aren’t always correct. But through careful observation, we can get a pretty solid sense of how things work.
There are two main ways of determining the age of the Universe: temperature and expansion.
Everything in the Universe is moving away from us. We can measure with a fair degree of accuracy just how far away things are, and how fast they are moving. By working backwards, we find that everything in the Universe was at a single point around 13.7 billion years ago – the Big Bang.
The other explanation is temperature. We can measure the current temperature of background radiation in space. We know how hot this radiation is when it is created. And we know the rate at which it cools. Again, working backwards, we get 13.7 billion years.
Any theory that claims the Universe “was never created, it just was” would have to explain these irrefutable observations.
yes i do beleive that others are out there but if we ever see or meet them will always be a mystery to us humans
Other solar systems are light-years away from our own, so it's really hard to find life outside our solar system. It is likely that there is life in other parts of our universe.
I think that there could possibly be life on other planets in other solar systems. Scientists have found other planets.
i am an alien from a different universe. lol. jk...
I believe that since the earth appears to be made out all of the same type of elements in different state that the remainer of the universe is similar and that intime other life forms exist in other parts of the universe .
i believe that there is other life in the universe. possibly in the future, we will discover it.
I don't beleive that there are other forms of life out there
u dont no wat you are talkin about
There has to be life out there somewhere - likely lots of somewheres. I know it is likely I will be long dead before we ever encounter any life outside of Earth - intellegent or otherwise - but I am sure it is out there.
I think that there is life out there too, but I think it will be found close to the end of the world, about 5 billion years from now, and I'll be long dead by then.
I think so, but people are so stupid now adays that it will take them a while
why trouble ourselves when we can discover more about where we are now?
justin says: um...well mister 'we're low life forms' I believe that we have not discovered life outside of our solar system or even in our solar system besides our planet because we are unique and fashioned by an intelligent designer.
Robyn says: I think that if there were other life forms that were more intelligent than us, then they would have found us by now.
i voted this way cause i think that we can't be totally sure if life exsits or not
yes I do think that some one or thing lifes out are solar system.
Depending upon what you call life there is most likely some form of it outside of what we know. Is there human life? Not sure - only time will tell........
We as Americans don't even know who is controlling our lives, therefore, we will never discover life outside our solar system because we can't even find life in our solar system. The aliens live among us. They are so intelligent that we think we have a country. The Declaration of Independence is a contract with the devil. It makes us miserable because we are searching for something we will never have... Freedom!
aliens are real where do you think we came from
They haavebeen finding water but no bodys.
Life must exist in other solar systems, we just havent dialed the right number to reach them!
Of course there is life outside of our universe, duh.
we will probably find life pretty soon. we just need patience.
I suppose there are others outside our univerce!!!!!!!!
W may find something pretty or beautiful out there. We just need patience!
Life is out side of this solar system because the universe is so big. We can't be the only thing here.Everyone who dosen't agree with me you should check again
okay, in text books it aways says that the atmosphere we live in is suited for our survival, BUT IT ISN'T! we adapted to the atmosphere to survive. it was never suited for our survival,we adapted. Humans believe in selfism, a religion that i made up that all other humans believe and act upon, unless, of course, i say so other wise. the religion is based on the belief that humans are superior to everything else and everything is for us and we are the only intelectuals in the universe. so of course there is life out there, just way smarter and aware than us, even if it is just a bacteria, its still smarter than us because it isn't focused on itself, its focused on whatever its focused on.
Think. We spend a lot of effort and money seeking water on other planets, because we think that by this we can find life or traces of past life. Why don't we instead pursue science (from Latin for "knowledge") - by observing whatever is on a planet or other body, instead of focusing all our efforts on one substance that might be there? Our science is bent by our desires - we are looking for proof to fit our (scientifically unproveable) theory of the origins of life, instead of observing what is in front of us, whether it fits our notions or not.
As far as life farther out there, the fact is that we will never know what is in other solar systems. Absolutely never! We will not reach other systems. This universe is SO big, and we can't even reach our nearest neighbor solar system. I think the enormity of the universe is exaggeration on God's part to give us some perspective on our size relative to Him. "I'm sure there is life out there somewhere," whether recognized or not, is faith.
Peace. Responses very welcome.
You make a good point -- we have no evidence that there is life anywhere else in the Universe, so claiming that there must be is, indeed, a form of faith.
However, I don't believe scientists are looking only for water. They carefully examine all information coming from other planets, to figure out their composition.
All scientific theories are "unproveable," if you take the mathematical definition of "proof" as "logically shown to be the only possible answer." But science doesn't work that way. It is based on things that are demonstrated as true beyond any reasonable doubt. (The fact that there can always be "unreasonable doubt" prohibits any iron-clad "proof.") We've been studying life for a few thousand years now. We've got a pretty good idea of where it came from, and a pretty good idea of the crucial role water plays in it.
Travel to distant planets is impossible with current technology, but I would hesitate to close the door on future invention. Besides, we don't need to travel to other planets. As telescopes and space probes improve, we can learn a lot about distant worlds without ever leaving our own.
ya,thats true.we may not be able 2 reach other solar systems but its for sure there must be life, maynot be like us but any minute life may be cyanobacteria or protozoas or any primitive form of life or may be some life more advanced n better than humans out here .we should not be selfish to think we are the only intellegent creatures coz that sonds more stupid........life is there..n i ll work 2 find the truth....
Life Might exist outside of our worlds
yes there is some thing out there but we just have to find it!!!!!
we will never know if there is life on a different place all we can do is guess!!!!!
Like totally, OMG!!!!!!! Ibet there are cute little aliens just like in the movies!!!!!
Look at all of the discoveries and inventions we have made since the beginning of our time. From the wheel, to electricity,to computers and of course it goes on and on and on. It is just a matter of time before we discover other life. We already are finding what? A possibility there was water on Mars. Since water is H20, there had to have been oxygen--my point being if there was water and oxygen there was life! It is stupid and selfish to say we are the only life forms in a universe that goes on and on and on. But if we ever think we are to discover these other life forms, we better start treating our world A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!! Where else is there to go?Treating our environment better should be our community's top priority.......too bad people are trying to put it off until its to late.
There is bacteria throughout our universe and that bacteria should have evolved into complex organisms
yes, because we really don"t know how big is our galaxy and there could be more galaxies or other planets that we dont know about.
I think we are unique in the universe. We are really the only beings in the universe.
Yes,i do thhink life exsits outer the solar system!!
dudes i think yhat there is life out there and we just need to find it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i think many people there are wrong because to me i think there is life out there beyond this earth and other planets so start considerating the facts.
We don't think so because of our religion
i don't think that there is life on other planets because i think we would have seen them..... for instense.. we go into space and go to other planets so don't you think they would land on our planet? i do!!!! that's what i think anyway!!!!!
This article from the NY Times explains some of the reasons why, even if life is out there, we haven't found it yet.
i am a firm beliver that there is SOME form of life out side our world. any replys to that?
i think there is life on other planets it may nor be as good as ours so there fore it will be awsome dude and dudettes, how cool are we. Yes everyone out there we are geeks and proud! i think one day me grettal and i will visit the planet with life on no matter which one it is and if its better we will go back get our suitcases drink red bull and fly back there and maybe even live there not just for a hunny moon, what do you think?? xxxx
well i think there is life on other planets, i cannot say for sure that there is, but im sure there thinking the same thing. this ones up to science
There is no life outside our solar system (period). No evidence to prove it and until there is solid evidence I will continue to be a firm believer in no "aliens."
i think that there is life outside our solar system
i mean if the big bang created the earth and the
creatures that live on it then there must be other
life forms out there we just havent discovered
them yet. but with the continuing advancement
in technology it shouldnt take too long to make
contact with our brothers and sisters from another world.
i believ in aliens in fact ive seen a space craft when i went ova 2 america it was uber cool
i think that there is life outside our solar system
i mean if the big bang created the earth and the
cratures that live on it then there must be other
life forms out there we just havent discovered
them yet. but with the continuing advancement
in technology it shouldnt take too long to make
contact with our brothers and sisters from another world.
The National Research Council thinks our search for life on other planets is too limited. All life on Earth is carbon-based, needs water, and replicates using DNA. However, it is chemically possible to life forms with none of those features. The Council recommends we broaden our definition of "life" aso that we don't miss anything interesting.
I VOTED TO YES COZ FOR ME ( TO SOMEONE WE HUMAN R THAT MUCH SMALL AS AN ATOM BEEN TO US , AND FOR SOMEONE AN ATOM IS AS MUCH BIG AS WE HUMAN BEEN TO ATOM ) . I THINK ITS A HUGE CYCLE OF CREATURES . AND ONE THING MORE NASA OR WHOEVER WAITING FOR A SIGNALS FROM ALLIENS WILL GET THE SIGNAL , BUT THEY CANT IMAGINE IT WILL TAKE TOO MUCH TIME. FOR MORE DETAIL YOU CAN ASK ME ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS
We discussed this earlier. (See the comments around April 18 between Clay B. and I.) It is impossible for there to be living beings smaller than an atom. In fact, the smallest living cell contains millions of atoms. And, while Clay and I did not discuss it, the laws of physics also preclude creatures so large we would be like an atom next to them. They would collapse under their own weight.
This has been mentioned alot, but I also think the odds are far too great for there to be absolutely no other life out there. Even some microbes or plants, something. So many planets, systems, stars... I think it would be arrogant of us to think "we're all that there is". We cant even SEE other planets yet to make that assumption. The only hint we have of other planets even existing is a slight blip on a stars' light specrum showing when the 'planet' passes in front...and that's with our most advanced (as far as I know) technology. And as for no life in our own solar system, that's not 100% confirmed yet either. Even if it turns out Earth is unique in our own system..to say that means there can't be any other life period would be making that judgement based on 9 planets (8 if you kick out poor pluto) out of how many billion?
I also agree we need to broaden our view of "what could support life". We're broadening that now with finding creatures that live at the bottom of our own oceans in boiling thermal vent water, thriving with no sunlight and chemicals all around them. Fact of the matter is, we're stuck on our little tiny planet here, theorizing and speculating what could be out there, unable even to visit beyond our own moon yet...a little premature for us to say there can't be any other life out there.
I truly believe there is life elsewhere in the universe and in there is a good chance it could be human life. If we as humans are supposed to be God's greatest mortal creation, it would only make sense that this creation would be spread through out the universe. With our Sun being a medium sized yellow star being the source of energy God provided to enable life on this planet...there are countless stars out there virtually identical to our Sun. With that being said, it is very possible there are life bearing planets with similar orbiting cycles. If there are, then it is not so impossible to believe there well could be humans inhabiting these planets. This all goes back to the Intelligent design theory that ties creation science togeather.
Evolutionist would point to similarity in bone alignment with human beings and others in the animal kingdom has having evolved from a common ancestor. Intelligent Design says the designer i.e. God used a common mold of bone alignment, internal systems, etc and that's why structurally we as living things have those likenesses. So if the design for our solar system has been used in medium yellow star, what is so hard about believing that as the omnieverything creator God is, why he couldn't replicate the process using a virtually identical star(s)? Christ did say "I must go to my other sheep", that could very easily mean the non jews of earth as well as those who were not of "this world".
One other thing to consider, there have been countless UFO(roswell,Area 51) sightings over the years, some obvious hoaxes, some unexplainable. I don't want to sound insane but just go with me on this one as this after all just hypothetical but it is possible some of these humans from other planets might be living among us. Get fake SSN's, ID's, the whole 9 yards...it's not impossible if you know who to go to, and if they've established networks to do so. If one of these extraterrestrials were to come out, they would be institutionalized because of the tremendous disbelief of something sounding so far fetched. Rememeber their have certain discoveries in archeology and other sciences that have been dismissed as "anamolies" because the they don't fit the accepted mold. Dinosaur and Human foot prints fossilized togeather, dead plesiosaur carcases found in fishing nets, underwater temples and pyramids of civilizations lost just to name a few that mainstream science dismisses because they don't fit the accept theories and timelines.
Maybe one day we'll know but until that comes if it comes we can only hypothosize and speculate as to what may or may not be. What is impossible to us today may very readily become the breakthroughs and common use items of tommorow...30 years ago record players were the common means of listening to music, then came CD players and now we have MP3 players and ipods. What tommorrow brings will be interesting and that could include interuniversal communication...only time will tell one way or another.
is there aleiens??
are aleiens real i wish i knew i thaink they are cool
Are there aleins? My mom says yes and my Dad says no.so i have no clue. but i bet that there are other species in the universe besides us. But if you meet one, don't tell them that we have been calliing them aliens! Cuz that means that they are strange and weird and scary and that might offend them.
I think there were aliens at some point but not any now. there ARE things that point to former life on planets and moons such as mars but i believe they are like an endangered species.
why not? i love science fiction, and the idea of not being alone in the universe is a very appealing one for me. maybe the aliens are silicon based or something, yellow-blooded, and live in different environments than one would expect.
if you think about it, we humans are like nothing compared to God. as the song goes "all we are is dust in the wind." i tend to think of people as mice in God's great laboratory: humanity is one of various experiments in mortal life-forms. He probably created other, different life-forms on different planets in some attempt to improve upon his creations. I view God as powerful but less than perfect, so as a result his creations would be less than perfect. perhaps there are millions of other intelligent civilizations out there, some that started before us (early, less successful experiments) and some that came to be after humanity (more perfect, righteous experiments, the kind God is looking for)
Interesting how closely extraterrestrials are tied to intelligent design! what i've written, of course, is just my opinion, what i've made of my experiences on Earth. i'm far from perfect, so my speculations may be entirely wrong. Nonetheless, I remain hopeful that there is somebody else out there. Hopefully, someday, they will find us.
There are no other planets or stars. What you see in the sky is a still shot of a virtual reality imposed upon us. World is not even a 3 dimensional place. It is a halogenetic two dimesiopnal concept. What we assume to be reality, is nothing close to it.
Don't be fooled by what you read. This life is just a fantacy!
Well, I think Johannes Kepler would have disagreed with you.
hey all... well it would be very very ignorant to think we are the only life in the universe, think about it we are the tiniest dot on the tiniest dot in a gigantic mind boggling universe we cant even see that far out and yet some people think we are alone?! Well we may be alone in our tiny part of the universe and may never get to see other life forms in our time here on earth but i am more than sure that there has to be life elsewhere we are not unique !!! Think about it life is natural to the universe, how can it not be?!
we might never find out.
but i really waanted to find out that what is the name of the new planet that astronuts discover outside of the planet.
I believe there is some sort of life out there. Think about it... there are millions of gallaxies! Most of them are too far away to even see them. You think of the big picture, then the little one. Within our gallaxie we are only able to reach the moon. Maybe there is more to life even within our own gallaxie. Earth is just a small grain of sand on the biggest beach ever. Remember that each star is a sun waiting to warm the nearby planets. We see stars everyday. Even if we don't, we know they're there. Maybe, just maybe, there is life out there with people wondering the same exact thing we do..."Is there life beyond this planet?" Maybe they just see our sun as another star in the sky like we see theirs. Religon nor Science has anything to do with it... it will always be a matter of "WHAT IFS" forever.
Hey..do all of you think that the earth is very very special planet with life among the billions of other planets?
we have progressed so much in the past years and it goes to show that we will continue too. i am sure when we find that life we will see them as good not evil as well.
Peace on Earth:)
Yes I believe there is life elsewere but as far as saying there are aliens from outerspace I don't believe they are really aliens. I mean lets face it if they are so advanced then why come here. I think they are spiritual beings on another dimension in space, and on earth that are often refered to ghosts. The Bible does mention angels, and God but not aliens with permanent physical bodies. I think that some will claim to be aliens but are really fallen angels.
Regarding the story "Meat`` -- There is annother story called "Serving Man" Aliens come to Earth, cure disease, show how to feed everyone well and then start inviting humans to visit their planet. Each of the aliens carries a book "How to serve Man". One day a copy is left behind and it turns out to be a cook book.
gene, baby! How could you give us such an epistomological treatise on the history of physics without mentioning Heisenberg and his uncertainty principle?
No,but nobody really knows.There could be. There might not be
the sloar styestem is onley 1 out of 1000000000000000000000000000000000000 mass bodies in the uiniverse
ive met life
We should work on bigger issues and global warming before we need to have to discover other life.
Why do we feel the urge to find something that we don't even know exhists. We have bigger problems than finding other life. How about working on realistic issues that aren't as pointless. So what if there is other life???!!!!!
I sure do believe someone or something is out there. I have felt demons present a wake and a sleep. If the demons are present why can't another form of life exist too!
Demons...you've got to be kidding, right?
Scripture does tell us that the devil roams to and fro seeking those he can destroy, but demons?
And even if there is, what does that have to do with ETI?
this is all nonesense.. dammnit !!! why wouldnt there be aliens or beings come on?
There seems to be no real distinction made in most of the posts above between is their "life" or extraterrestial intelligence beyond our solar system.
Now, seemingly, if your theory is that life is as simple as, is there "something" that reproduces itself in some form? the answer is definitely "yes". If you consider the popular scientific evidence on how a star is "born", then, life exists beyond the planet and our solar system.
If, however, your definition of life includes the accepted life cycle of birth, growth, reproduction and death", then, that moves the search to the search for extraterrestial intelligence and "little green men".
I think that there is life out there but we haven't discover it yet.
yes i do because they had to get the ideas from some where.
maybe there is life
My theory is that if you think it, it is sure true!
I mean our solar system has already been stated that we are in the milky way, and there are other galaxies. i think andromedea is one?
I believe that there is life outside our solar system, and if there is intellegent life, even smarter than us, the reason we don't know about them is because we are too primative. On our own world we persecute and attack eachother. If I were a smarter being I would not want to get involved with a race that is as violent and primitive as humans. If they are more intellegent than us they will probably wait for a time when we have evolved or become responsible enough with our technologies to reveal themselves. We are volatile and destructive, seeking intellegent life will not work until we are developed enough to recieve it and not attack it. It will rather reveal itself to us when we are ready.
yes, there is life out there - just a matter of time before we discover where exactly.
Given what has already been discovered about the magnitude of the universe, it's hard to believe we're the only form of life out there. It's strange to think about though.
It's out there. we'd be vain to think our planet is the only one that could support life. the odds of that much energy out there not forming life in more than one location doesn't support the wise bet. I think a more interesting question is what has that life done with its time? Then what will it do once alerted to our presence. I hope they are a people than we have been.
What has life done with its time?
I think we already know the answer to that.
there is life out there we just havent checked scientist say theres no life out there but how do they know? they havent checked the whole universe so they prob just say that just to stop looking cuz they gave up. DONT GIVE UNTIL WE CHECKED THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
thats how i know theres no life out there. because they havent checked the whole universe so we just have to explore more and try harder
There are some places so inhospitable to life that it would be a waste of time to check. Still, that leaves a lot of territory to explore...
My weekend is pretty free. Maybe I can check the left side of the universe on Saturday, and—if I get up early enough—I can sort through the right side of the universe for life on Sunday.
wow we are totally alone here, there's nobody out there that we can find. we are going to die alone in a fiery explosion
there has to be other life somewhere!
how else would you explain ufos?
Swamp gas. Venus. Weather balloons. Aircraft. Birds. Military flares. Porch screens. Keanu Reeves.
ya neva know.
theres trace of frozen water on mars!!!
might be some green little alien on mars...
if there is i'll call it bogey!!!
we are all but shadows and dust
i assure you there are, how do i know, because we are already among you terrestians. We are numerous and our numbers have been growing steadily over the course of the last 400 years, but you are not in a phase in your development to accept us. We are reluctant to colonize your planet, when the time is right, all will be known to you.
First of all, why can't people use spellcheck? It really isn't that hard, but it is very hard to try and read what you have typed.
Anyway, I think that there has to be life outside of our solar system; think about it, our solar system is only a TINY portion of the universe......we are minuscule compared to it, so if we are here, there are other people, or life, out there as well.
I'm not sure if we will ever be technologically advanced enough for us to find out the truth to be honest, because in order to wander the whole universe and not waste time, you would have to travel at the speed of light which is almost to the 'T' instantaneous, and doing that would be highly impossible.
But who knows, only time will tell. What if time is never a problem again?
Our world is possible for anything.. For example the tree-man, the strange fishes that were found after the tsunami,etc. So if anythings possible, then there might be a possibility that other species might be out there. I don't know the real reason how we got here but I believe that we were evolved from cavemen. The earth-like planet they found in Libra might have living creatures on it that we don't know about. Who knows.. they might be like us but with different aspects of life.
of all are smarts our equipment our science our toys, cars,planes,spaceships. Humans can brag about being the smartest creatures that have ever lived on the earth. I beg to differ I beleive we are the only spieces that knows we are killing ourselves but our greed is more valuable than anything. Humans are incredibility stupid we just don't know it yet.
Next month -- April 8, to be exact -- is the 50th anniversary of the first attempts to discover extra-terrestrial life via radio telescope. To date, we've heard nothing.
Life has to exist, THERE ARE MORE PLANETS IN THE UNIVERSE THAN GRAINS OF SAND ON EARTH! Think about that. If Earth was one in a million, than there would still be 1 trillion clone Earths, 1 trillion is a huge number, inconcevable. However life has been developing for nearly 3 billion years, so if there is extratersial life it may not be as evolved as people think. It took Earth species 3 billion years just to fly, life would have to expiernece some sort of Pre Cambrian "explosian"But than again life is extremely resiliant and given the immensity of the universe it is impossible to say life does not exist. OOO ya, there can be life in our solar system, the moons Europa and Titan. Remember there are more planets in the universe than grains of sand on earth, think about it when your at a beach.
Great way of putting it
Yes, there is other outside of this solar system. We will find it and all the nay sayers can crawl under a rock.
We cannot rely on finding life with a radio telescope as distances across the universe, even our own galaxy, is immense and a signal would take ages to reach us. Intelligent life may be impossible to detect but the vary fact that there is an innumerable amount of stars, planets, galaxies it is not LOGICAL to believe that we are all that there is. There has to be life out there considering the scale of the universe!
and the is another planet that looks like earth ang it is also named earth but iths 30 years avay form earth if it whas going on the speet of light.
By the way people spell on this page, i think we are not that intelligent. But seriously, there is other life forms out there. We can not be the only ones. Who knows, maybe in the year 2200 we might discover a new race of species. But it sure won't happen in our life time.
they have already been here found out that we are not ready yet but have contacts here
I think it will happen in 2020
And I reckon the last time they had a big congregation here was WAY BC WAS HERE
Our time for pick up is soon.
It will be like rapture but a bit different
Instead of the non sinners getting takin
It will be who is worthy to fight or just a certain percentage of the entire population.
I hope it's like skyline the movie and our brains are harvested haha.
Or in the way of like star wars where ya have to fight for ya freedom in the galaxy.
Either way there is life out the and it starts just out side of our atmosphere
There is vid proof.
Has anyone seen the NASA got tage where there are green and red light zipping through the hull of the ship and around the astronauts when they make an action like just opening a door or latch.
The beings where traveling at super super super super high speed.
And where that highly evolved they did not need a body form to survive.
Talk about the ultimate level of evolution
Dosnt need a host to be what it is it a higher being fully a higher conscious
Ok it's been two yrs since anyone posted on here
A lot of time has passed since this thread had been made.
So much more info now and so many more believers that life exists
Get back on the topic :)
I THINK ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE UNIVERSE IS EVER EXPANDING PEACE OUT YALL
Scientist have not detected yet any radio signals so far that does not means Intelligent life not exists in the universe. Even though we are not able to detect any radio or any other technical signals from them, it does not means that there is no intelligent life in the universe. If we go hundred to two hundred back on earth also, there was no radio or like signals on our planet. Does it means that there was no intelligent life on earth two hundred years back? No, actually our technology was not so developed as it is today. This may be the case about the life on other planet. They are still not aware of latest technology and using the same old methods as we were using hundred to two hundred years before.
Life must be existing in millions of planets in this endless universe. life on some planets may have discovered the life in other solar system also.
I think that It really absolutely exicts on other planets
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