Thread: [Discussion] Extraterrestrial Intelligences
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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Current scientific theories hold that (a) the universe is not infinite, and (b) that life developed on earth as a combination of very rare terrestrial and spacial conditions and an unusually fortuitous meteor strike. I'm less convinced every day that there is other intelligent life in the universe, and I'm almost certain there's none in our galaxy at least. That said, we'll never find out either way if we keep slashing the space budget, and it's worth it even if I'm right, as space expansion is the future of our species.
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