Originally Posted by darkgreentaco
Since we are talking about space, I'd cautiously like to breach the subject of life on other planets.....Personally, with the amount of habitable planets out there, I believe something else has to be forming or has formed out there. What is your guys thoughts on this? If you guys think this could result in a shitting up of this thread, let me know and Ill delete this post.
I honestly don't get why the religious crowd is so opposed to that idea.
The possibility of life existing on another planet in no way "cheapens" life here, nor reduces God's love for us, any more than the fact that life exists on multiple continents, and there are huge differences in physical form between people of different continents.
Personally, I believe that we must be incredibly selfish to believe that of all of the billions of stars and billions of possibly habitable planets, that we are the only intelligent life... much less LIFE FORMS... in this universe.
I also believe that we must be incredibly conceited to believe that an intelligent culture capable of interstellar or interdimensional travel would be remotely interested in us, other than possibly scavenging natural resources or slaves.
"V" and "Cowboys vs Aliens" are the most likely reality should we encounter an alien race.
So... life elsewhere? Absolutely.
Aliens visiting earth? Not a chance.
Those using aliens to attempt to explain incredible accomplishments in human history are seriously underestimating the capabilities of an endless supply of slave labor and a lifetime to accomplish one task.
Humanity did not always have the attention span of a room full of kids with a truckload of Pixie Stix.