Is there life on other planets?

United States
April 23, 2010 4:30pm CST
The universe is a very big place. Statistically speaking the odds of there being life on other planets is high. If there is life on other planets did God create them as well or do you believe in evolution?
5 responses
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
From the Bible point of view, the Earth is the only planet that has living creatures specifically made by God. Its is well written in the book of Genesis. Science contradicts this teachings.And as you said the odds of life in other planets is very high. But in our generation this is just a "theory". A theory becomes a fact when it is proven to be true. Science believes that we evolved from apes. This maybe proven by science but many still contradicts to this. For me, science and religion can never be go along with each other. As religion is based on faith whereas science is based on facts.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
I like your last statement that "religion is based on faith[,] whereas science is based on facts." I guess it is best to just keep science and religion separate. I hope they do not have a war with one another, like Dan Brown's books depicts.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Nope, I am both believer and a man of science. But I do not believe all what written in the Bible and at the same time I do not believe all whats written by science. hahahah!
• United States
23 Apr 10
That's good that you hold true to your own beliefs. I wonder if you and I will ever know. I guess whatever we believe is what is important to us as individuals. Our minds are so powerful that often times we can convince something is true or not true.
• Singapore
23 Apr 10
i do believe have life in other planet like what the scientist have found water are in there which create life ,so it is high chance to believe that we human are not alone it is just time when we can find what is the fastest way to go around and discover.
• United States
23 Apr 10
It seems that humankind is very interested in exploring what else is out there in the universe. Even here in our own home planet we humans have barely scratched the surface of the deep dark blue ocean. There is so much left to be explored. The adventure continues. Maybe one day we will find life in other planets, until that day hopefully we can keep ourselves entertained. =)
• India
23 Apr 10
god and science are two different things and in my opinion they are at their best when not linked with each other. coming to life on other planets, the probability that there is life on other planets is high, there are trillions of galaxies and planets, assuming that there are only a trillion galaxies and there is at least one planet like earth in every galaxy, there will be trillion earth like planets, each with different stages of evolution or like that of us. even if there is life on other planets, i would doubt their coming to earth as according to the above theory unless the evolution in any of those planets is extreme and figure out space travel from one planet to another planet many light years away, their chances of coming are low.
• United States
23 Apr 10
That is a very interesting and adequate explanation. I agree that mixing religion with science is not a good idea. A trillion earth planets huh? Now that I did not know. Who knows that maybe out of those trillion there will be someone who has advanced enough to be able to travel at the speed of light or instantaneously, since we already have instantaneous communication. I guess anything is possible. =)
@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
23 Apr 10
Something created life on our planets, so why not others? It may not be bi-peds, humanoid or 'intelligent', but there has to be other things going on. why would Earth be the only place? I doubt we'll ever know in our lifetime, but it should would be amazing to know!
• United States
23 Apr 10
I hope that the life on other planets is not hostile, just like Hollywood depicts them to be. Who knows, if there is life they might end up being our benefactors or our destroyers. Only time will tell. I wonder if it is worth the risk to find life out there, just like in Star Trek. =)
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
22 Jul 12
From mathematical point of view, there should be. All you have to think quite a lot about what you understand by "life". Perhaps life on other planets is structured completely different elements than carbon, or may be of microbial, and then it's difficult to impossible to ever interact with these type of creatures. I'll give two hypothetical examples to understand what I mean: If "life" as the structure is formed on some planet, say a gas cloud, then man could pass through the "body", and basically not realize its existence, much like you do not realize that "interact" in any way with the billions of microbes that surround you and you come in with each breath. In the same way ... an alien might well consider a tree ... a form of relief, if in his world there was never any form of plant life and that he is completely foreign concept. Think about that before I actually realized what are corals, everyone thought stones, and not millions of light years away, but just under water, that is around us.