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Show Of Hands June 11th, 2012 12:00am

Do you believe there is other intelligent life in the universe?

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excalif left of center
06/19/12 6:38 pm

This question presumes there is intelligent life here...

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/17/12 11:08 pm

I don't think it's possible for chemicals and non-alive matter can join up to make a living breathing animal/human/ any organisms, even single-celled

06/17/12 3:15 pm

What tabbser said. Everything changes over time. There is bound to be many different forms of intelligent life in the universe, and 'god' has nothing to do with. (Because there isn't one)

06/17/12 4:44 am

There has to be. But the vast expanse of space and near infinite distances will probably never allow us to find out.

06/16/12 10:06 pm

Evolution of life on planet earth is not unique. It's common all over the universe. There's no god in charge. Given the abundance of the chemicals required to produce humans, it's almost an inevitable function of the environment.

jcn317 Indiana
06/15/12 2:20 pm

Chances are slim but if we can make a whole society out of dirt , which no one could ever imagine for us to do, there's bound to be some other life somewhere on the lines that impossibility is 0% and drake equation for life is a billionth of a percent.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/15/12 1:16 pm

Response to Brrrrr's comment. All the sudden the nation is turning into doubting Thomas's!

06/15/12 11:59 am

Why would God do that? It doesn't say anything in the Bible about it.

06/15/12 1:25 am

So all of a sudden "no believing without evidence" went out the window?

06/14/12 1:56 pm much space?
Evolutionists will tell you that life on earth was a random accident (non-purposed). Scientist will tell you the odds of duplicating the conditions that made the accident possible are astronomical...but it could happen.

Theologians will tell you there is a purpose.

kaybird007 earth
06/14/12 12:29 pm

I cant stress enough... Its so ignorent of humans to think were the only ones in this universe!!! Why is there so much vast space if its just us?!? I dont know if it will be human/animal like... Maby even a plant/ameba like thing! No way earth just happend to have life!

kaybird007 earth
06/14/12 12:29 pm

Its so ignorent of humans to think were the only ones in this universe!!! Why is there so much vast space if its just us?!? I dont know if it will be human/animal like... Maby even a plant/ameba like thing! No way earth just happend to have life!

dudley northern Virginia woods
06/14/12 8:57 am

Other? Compared to us? It's a greater leap of faith to assume we are as smart as it gets than to assume that someone out there knows wayyyyyyy more than us!

06/14/12 8:28 am

If you don't you are an idiot

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/13/12 11:45 pm

Y do u always talk about hipsters, Hister69?

06/13/12 10:35 pm

A new species of Hipsters.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/13/12 6:17 pm

I agree with the person below me. :)

alekat93 Tennessee
06/13/12 5:37 pm

like dogs being intelligent beings but not necessarily humen level. In my view point if they meet basic hunter gatherer and can learn, adapt, and throw in a level of tool usage...check on the intelligence box.

alekat93 Tennessee
06/13/12 5:34 pm

@just saying. yes of course but the characteristics of life are pretty easy to meet according to the physiological def. now when it comes to intelligence there are a number of ways to measure that claim.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/13/12 4:40 pm

Because the universe Is endless, well, that makes everything we have discovered in the universe endless as well, including intelligent life. Heck, because the universe is endless, that means there are more earths! An infinite amount of them actually.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/13/12 4:34 pm

Well, because the beach is endless, this could not only happen again, but again and again and again. There is an infinite number of rocks on the beach(the beach is the universe)because the beach is endless, and there is a rock on the beach that was made there.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/13/12 4:30 pm

Let's put us walking on an endless beach. All the sudden you see a rock. Let's say that rock is a planet with intelligent life, and all the grains of sand are barren planets. That rock got here somehow, and if the placing of this rock happened once, it can happen again because the beach is endless

06/13/12 3:47 pm

Would you change your vote if the question used the phrase "alien (non-spiritual) life"?

06/13/12 3:40 pm

Fair points, but I believe the question implies that the alien life, would in some way meet our current definitions of "intelligence" and "life".

DaKernal Colorado
06/13/12 3:39 pm

@bchstusa, I don't disagree with what you state. I think the salient point of the question is "intelligent" life; ie human-like as I read it. Probability and possibility are two different things. Is it possible to have a one-sided coin? Possible but not probable. that was my point.

alekat93 Tennessee
06/13/12 3:09 pm

people aren't realizing that just cuz we breath oxygen drink water and other " human stuff" doesn't mean there aren't other life forms that are very very different from ourselves. I mean even on earth things breath underwater and plants survive off of CO2 so I don't see why our " perfect conditions"

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/13/12 2:05 pm

I mean, hey, it is the universe. Thinking out of the box is necessary ;)

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/13/12 2:04 pm

@dakernal: But we have to think exponentially. This is the universe we're talking about. There could be water that is oxygenated by hydrogen given off by its sun, and that, in turn, sparks submerged vegetation; the vegetation then oxygenates the water further and you have a marine life planet.

06/13/12 11:34 am

I answered yes but I don't know. Earth, relatively speaking, was an accident. To be the perfect distance from the sun to allow for sustainable life is nearly impossible. But I don't want to say its never happened before.

NYevo NY
06/13/12 10:47 am

I feel comfortable in my assumption that there was, is, or will be. It seems like a safe bet, statistically speaking

iTeach Mos Eisley
06/13/12 8:38 am

Please read the previous posts before commenting. "There's no intelligent life on Earth" has already been said in many ways. Yes, it's funny. Also, read the question carefully. Notice that it doesn't ask you to choose between God and aliens. The two are not mutually exclusive.

06/13/12 6:43 am

Apparently republicans are less inclined to believe in intelligent life...Can't say I blame them considering who their current leaders are...

DaKernal Colorado
06/13/12 6:31 am

For those who DO NOT believe in God, we are simply freaks of nature; the result of an accidental occurrence in the universe. Why would we assume that this "mistake" would happen again? The probability of this happening are orders of magnitude LESS than the probability that there is a God.

DaKernal Colorado
06/13/12 6:13 am

By the tally of the poll results, I question whether there is intelligent life here.

06/13/12 5:43 am

You have to be so ignorant to believe that we're the only intelligent life form

Ace21 Fillmore, San Francisco
06/13/12 5:05 am

The universe is too BIG for us mere humans to be the only intelligent life. The fact that there is not proof is also not probative of whether other intelligent life exists

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/13/12 5:01 am

Absent proof is not proof of presence.

06/13/12 1:57 am

This is a tough one for me and I can't answer completely honestly. Part of me says yes and the other part says no.

qwerter Its a trap
06/13/12 12:50 am

If the universe is infinite then the possibility for life elsewhere is infinite, but at the same time there is an infinite chance that aliens would visit us. So why haven't they then?

06/13/12 12:07 am

In the universe? So far it doesn't even seem like there's intelligence here

iTeach Mos Eisley
06/13/12 12:07 am

@veritas I may be remembering that incorrectly. I tried searching for it, but can't seem to find it. Don't you think complexity and intelligence are connected?

iTeach Mos Eisley
06/12/12 11:53 pm

Final thought for the night: these comments are a microcosm of the world in general. If there is intelligent life out there and they know of us, is it no wonder they remain silent? To any alien reading this, forgive us our ignorance. It come with youth.

veritas1 Panda
06/12/12 11:52 pm

@iTech. You sure? I'm not sure I buy that. Grow in complexity? I definitely agree. But intelligence? Not sure I've heard of anything postulizing that.