Extraterrestrials Essay

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Extraterrestrials Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life? Most astronomers don't believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of skpetics that believe that aliens don't exist and have not been visiting Earth. To get into the topic we must first start at the base of the subject. First the question must be dealt with of life being only indigenous to planet Earth. One of the most basic materials that are…show more content…
According to some scientists Mars our sister planet may have started to harbor life early in its evolution but some catastrophic event caused Mars to become the barren frozen wasteland it appears to be today. for our solar system alone 2 out of 9 planets that have or may have had life aren't very bad odds for extraterrestrial life throughout the Universe. Most skeptics of extraterrestrial life or at least of intelligent extraterrestrial life existing are those that believe in Creation rather than evolution. Creation, in Christianity states that in seven days the Sun, Earth, and all life on Earth were created by a superior spiritual being, or God. This paper was not written to argue whether any of this is true, or debate the existance of God but just states the opposing views of those who believe intelligent life is non-existant elsewhere in the Universe. I believe that the human race would very much like to feel that we are the only intelligent life forms in the Universe. To believe that we are the only intelligent life forms in the universe makes us feel special and gives our life a purpose that no other being can experience. To have proof of other intelligent life existing would give humans such a cultural shock that some have said that our social, economic and political systems would be thrown off balance.( Cornet, 1995, paragraph 10) Religious, and social chaos would become rampant. To wrap up the question
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