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Poll: Aliens
Not quite sure
Yes but not intelligent
View Results (46 votes)


Sep 29 2013, 10:00pm

Post #1 of 13 (401 views)
Aliens Can't Post

Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?


Sep 30 2013, 6:52am

Post #2 of 13 (293 views)
A question I often pose to people: [In reply to] Can't Post

What do you find scariest: knowing that there is intelligent life out in there in the universe, or knowing that we are alone in the universe?

I think both are quite daunting, when you really think about it.

Tol Eressea

Sep 30 2013, 9:41am

Post #3 of 13 (275 views)
Well, yes, sort of. [In reply to] Can't Post

If by extraterrestrial life that life exists in the universe besides what is on Earth, then yes.

I don't think that intelligent extraterrestrials have visited Earth.

As to whether or not other beings of sufficient intelligence to be considered "intelligent life" there is not enough data!


Sep 30 2013, 3:02pm

Post #4 of 13 (266 views)
Extraterrestrial life is almost a certainty [In reply to] Can't Post

That doesn't mean, though, that we've been visited.

Werde Spinner

Sep 30 2013, 3:41pm

Post #5 of 13 (246 views)
There's not an 'I don't have an opinion' button. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know. I don't believe that there is alien life or that there isn't. There could be. We don't know. Does that make me an alien agnostic?

In this situation, I think Calvin & Hobbes applies: "Sometimes I think the surest sign of intelligent alien life is that none of it has tried to contact us."

Aunt Dora Baggins

Sep 30 2013, 7:35pm

Post #6 of 13 (222 views)
Exactly what I was going to say. // [In reply to] Can't Post


Grey Havens

Sep 30 2013, 7:38pm

Post #7 of 13 (235 views)
Other? [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe extraterrestrial life, intelligent or otherwise, may exist. But we've not made contact with any yet.


Oct 1 2013, 3:54pm

Post #8 of 13 (204 views)
Ditto. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in the "there's no reason there can't be extraterrestrial life, but we'll never meet it" camp.


Oct 1 2013, 4:36pm

Post #9 of 13 (197 views)
My two cents: probably not. [In reply to] Can't Post

It just doesn't seem probably to me for such a complex series of events requiring life to occur twice in the same universe. Unless you believe in an impersonal teleology, in which case it is totally plausible. I believe in a personal teleology who hasn't let me know about aliens, but has told me a lot of other stuff in this pretty amazing book, so I assume that means the former assertion is true.


Oct 1 2013, 4:38pm

Post #10 of 13 (199 views)
Yes I do [In reply to] Can't Post

IU think that it is very vain and selfish for us to think that we are the only intelligent life in a galaxy as big as ours is plus the3 next and the next and the next.... you get the picture. I have never seen or experienced a sighting but I believe.


Oct 2 2013, 8:26pm

Post #11 of 13 (186 views)
So many ways to look at it. [In reply to] Can't Post

I do believe there is life out there, somewhere. Could be in many different forms on many different planets even within this galaxy. Is it intelligent? Maybe. Have we encountered them? I don't think so. Will we? Might depend on how long we last as a species.


Oct 9 2013, 2:48am

Post #12 of 13 (196 views)
Oops. [In reply to] Can't Post

Meant to hit the last one (yes, but not intelligent) and wound up hitting the one above it.

Tol Eressea

Nov 30 2013, 6:21am

Post #13 of 13 (100 views)
There must be. [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems almost impossible that there isn't life out there somewhere. But i do not think that they've visited us here on the Earth, and we probably will never, ever run into them during the entire life-span of humanity, and we probably won't even find evidence of them, especially during our lifetimes.

But one never knows...


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