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