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Show Of Hands January 8th, 2013 12:00am

NASA estimates that there could be 17 billion Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way. Do you think any of them are home to a civilization that is more advanced than ours?

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moderndoubt
01/16/13 6:18 pm

Have you seen HoneyBooBoo? I don't think it would be to hard to be more advanced then that.

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moderndoubt
01/16/13 6:16 pm

I think that aliens are nearby but we don't know it because we need to rethink what "life" is and what constitutes "living & alive". Our definition of what is or isn't a life form could be hindering us. As we found out a couple of years back

spyman123 Virginia
01/15/13 7:06 pm

While I think there is a far advanced civilization out in space I don't think it's in our galaxy

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RayX quit
01/13/13 5:20 pm

A lot of us think too small.
All things are possible with the Creator and the science not yet revealed to us.

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david suburban DC
01/13/13 4:53 pm

Yes but they are too far away for us to have had any contact.

RElmer
01/13/13 1:33 am

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. The universe is 15 billion. Some solar systems are 10+ billion years old. Some may have multiple planets with life. Odds are advanced civilizations exist. Surest sign of intelligent life is that they have *not* contacted us. *wit alert*

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RElmer
01/13/13 1:31 am

If life can occur on Earth it is therefore probable. Hundreds of billions of solar systems in our galaxy alone, and hundreds of billions of galaxy super clusters and the odds favor intelligent and advanced life.

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susanr Colorado
01/12/13 9:45 pm

Some are, some aren't. Some may have misunderstood the question. Some may have enlarged the scope of their discussion - I notice that happens often here, and seems fine to me. In any case, you're insulting everyone here for something only some are doing.

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Jwood1027
01/12/13 10:00 am

You guys are so stupid the question is within the Milky Way. Not outside of it. You guys are talkin about life thoroughly the universe .

kfunkh Seattle
01/11/13 10:22 pm

They are actually not nearly as small as you think. Coming from an astronomer.

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PurplePerson
01/11/13 8:23 pm

The universe may be extremely large, but the probability of all the factors necessary for life happening simultaneously is much smaller.

But that is a valid point. :)

BadWolf The Library
01/11/13 5:37 pm

So a soul is their brain?

And yeah, I'm sure the Egyptians were so glad to replace Zeus with god.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/11/13 5:29 pm

They have been replaced by truer worship.

A soul is the system of a person's mind, will, and emotions.

BadWolf The Library
01/11/13 4:14 pm

Then why don't we have volcano gods? What happened to the god of the moon?

And what is a soul?

BadWolf The Library
01/11/13 4:13 pm

But the chances of it happening in an infinitely large universe are higher than on one planet.

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PurplePerson
01/11/13 2:58 pm

I used to think that there may be other sentient life forms out there, but then I studied how many factors are necessary for complicated life. A planet needs liquid water, an ionic core, an oxygen-rich atmosphere, an active biosphere and so much more. Honestly, it's a miracle that it happened once.

NYevo NY
01/11/13 1:54 pm

If the universe is as infinitely large as it is old, Odds would be that other lifeforms are out there.

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IceWoman New York
01/11/13 7:03 am

Take a look around this planet....to think there isn't something more advanced than this is just silly! LOL

HayleyS looking up.
01/10/13 10:43 pm

I think timeout is saying that he/she knows it is possible, but he/she prefers to think that there is not since we don't know for certain as of now.

eshelmsc York, PA
01/10/13 9:18 pm

Sigh... So many people who think we're the center of existence.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/10/13 4:13 pm

We've understood death for a hell of a lot longer than we've understood volcanoes. God still deals with death. God doesn't fill a gap in our knowledge. He fills a gap in our souls.

kfunkh Seattle
01/10/13 2:05 pm

It's a bit presumptuous to assume it is even possible for complex civilizations to be sustained for a billion or more years. I know there is other life out there but you won't convince others with defenseless fantasy, use what we actually know.

excalif left of center
01/10/13 10:08 am

There are likely some lifeforms out there but it is highly improbable they are more advanced than I - Ha, ha, ha, ha....

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BadWolf The Library
01/10/13 9:53 am

You want to know why we don't have volcano gods anymore? Because we know how volcanos work. Why is there no more rain dance? We know weather patterns. Why is creationism an embarrassment to the us? Because evolution happens. Religion is crap used to solve what is unknown, but the unknown shrinks.

BadWolf The Library
01/10/13 9:14 am

Aliens wouldn't be humans on a different earth. They'd be completely different creatures. I don't know why people are trying so hard to compare them.

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BadWolf The Library
01/10/13 9:14 am

They're technological timeline does not equal ours. They could be faster, slower, doing something else.

BadWolf The Library
01/10/13 9:13 am

You got some big words in there! Good job!

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BadWolf The Library
01/10/13 9:12 am

You're talking about a party that mostly denies evolution.

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ChevyGuy
01/10/13 8:56 am

I think there could be other life but I don't think majority of them are more advanced than us however I do think that there are civilizations that are more advanced

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iTeach Mos Eisley
01/10/13 8:24 am

The galaxy is too large to contact others using radio. Since that's all we've got, how would they contact us?

MiaAlexandria
01/10/13 6:25 am

I find it hard to believe that we are the only ones in the entire universe and even our own galaxy. I'm sure that we aren't the most advanced civilization out there either. I'm snorting because my state, Mississippi, has "no" for over 50% of the votes. lol

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dreamitliveit IDLH
01/10/13 6:09 am

Same reason there's a geographical difference. Have you ever visited the Bible Belt?

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dreamitliveit IDLH
01/10/13 6:08 am

Cheesechile, are you saying that you think evolution is a hypothesis?

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/10/13 5:59 am

Know why Texas doesn't fall into the Gulf of Mexico?


Cuz Oklahoma sucks so much.

I'm here all week guys...

(The truth is that Texas isn't much better than Oklahoma.)

chile safer than congress
01/10/13 5:34 am

Science is always right?

They sure didn't use math. The odds of having earth are monolithic, multiplied by the odds of having life. No doubt they assumed evolution (hypothesis) to make their already huge improbability a little easier to pair with the imaginative expanse of the cosmos.

moonshot More often I know nothing
01/10/13 4:10 am

Why is there a partisan difference in this poll? It makes no sense....

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burritos Rochester, NY
01/10/13 3:57 am

It'd be ignorant to think we are the only life in the entire universe. Life on earth was created by chance, who's to say it couldn't happen on another planet with the same conditions.

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satiricalnick meh
01/10/13 12:34 am

Little greenmankind. Billions of planets is what i read, and theys be blank canvases for us, not dem little animals yall call men. In the slightest chance theys be little green men, wes gunna conquer um, just like we done the terrorists, period. God bless america, and no one else.

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satiricalnick meh
01/10/13 12:31 am

As a staunch geocentric, religious conservative, I can say that there is indeed NO civilization other than ours. To believe that there're little green men out there that are greater than us is heresy, and I for one will not stand it! God created the infinite expanse of space for mankind, not

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iTeach Mos Eisley
01/09/13 11:58 pm

KehvN has convinced me. There is no life on Earth.

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iTeach Mos Eisley
01/09/13 11:50 pm

But microbes and bacteria would evolve and become intelligent.

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iTeach Mos Eisley
01/09/13 11:48 pm

Because we're dumb enough to destroy our own planet you mean?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/09/13 11:26 pm

The fact that religions tend to deal with the afterlife no more proves that they are a made-up attempt to deal with the unexplained, than seeing a flying object you can't identify proves extraterrestrial life from the Milky Way.

It just does not follow from the premises.

BadWolf The Library
01/09/13 11:18 pm

If you're offended by this, you're pathetic.

BadWolf The Library
01/09/13 11:14 pm

That's how all religions start. Why do you think god deals with the afterlife?

Doopy Remedial Americanism
01/09/13 10:15 pm

We argue that God exists, not that we have proof positive that He exists. Even then there's better logic and less holes behind arguments for God than your argument for ET life.

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