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Aliens Essay

  • Submitted by: Jacksoccer1
  • on April 17, 2015
  • Category: Miscellaneous
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Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

When I look up at the stars at night, I just have to wonder who or what is

looking back at me from some distant planet in some distant galaxy. We’ve all

probably wondered what lies beyond our small, self-contained little world. The

question many have pondered is whether or not there is intelligent life beyond

earth. In the words of Metrodorus, a Greek philosopher of the fourth century,

"To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as

absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will

grow." I believe that intelligent extraterrestrial life does exist.

Critics of the theory of intelligent life beyond earth will argue that there is

no such thing because they’ve never seen a "little green man." There are those

who want proof of extraterrestrial life before they can accept the fact that

there is any life besides what is on our Earth. They have a point. I’ve never

seen an alien. I’ve never talked to anyone whose had a "close encounter."

Sure, we’ve all seen the s...

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...ays that other intelligent life exists, though.

Many scientists and philosophers have speculated about life on other planets for

centuries, and today the search for life is a major driving factor in space

exploration. Extraterrestrial life is not just an idea reserved for those who

watch The X-files every night with all the lights out, it is an important

concept in our current space-age, and to ignore the fact that extraterrestrial

life would be like those of our ancestors who refused to believe that the world

was round.

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