Because we find so little intelligent life here, we have to believe we’ll find it elsewhere.
1/22/2006 3:24:24 AM
Simple difference between the two things: if we assume that the laws of physics operate the same everywhere in the universe, given the mind-boggling number of planets out there, the odds that intelligent life developed on another planet as it did here are pretty good.
1/22/2006 7:43:58 AM
We know that intelligent life can exist, and we know that the universe is huge.
We don't know that gods can even exist, much less how many opportunities there are for gods to exist.
It's the difference between having general and specific support. It's a much greater leap of faith to assume that something can exist than to assume that something we know can exist does exist.
1/22/2006 7:57:22 AM
There are about 100 billion trillion stars in the known universe. Using the Drake formula estimates, it seems almost immposible that there would not be intelligent life *somewhere* else in the universe.
2/24/2006 5:36:30 AM
Existance of intelligent alien life= I have a DeLorean parked in my garage.
Existance of god= I have a fully functional Death Star in my garage.
6/29/2006 10:32:17 AM
On the contrary, my illiterate friend, it's called the Law of Averages.
8/7/2010 10:56:28 AM
Didn't Steven Hawking say something along the lines of "The Universe is infinite and so holds infinite possibilities?"
Yeah, I'll believe him over a fundy any day.
8/7/2010 2:28:02 PM