close, but no cigar shaped UFO
just a hair from actuality
There are "almost definitely other forms of life in the universe".
To this I can agree, partially indubitably.
I suspect we will eventually find evidence of a second "tree of life" here. They thought they had a couple years ago, but it turned out to be an extreme adaptation.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
For example in only the last 2 decades we have found life all over this planet in every environment imaginable. It exists in every place we can look where we once thought it could never survive. The deepest holes, the oldest ice, the highest altitudes and the deepest water. None of this proves life exists elsewhere but the extreme environments in which we are finding life increases the odds of it existing elsewhere. The enormous variety and diversity of life also increases the odds.
The more we learn about the environments on other worlds the more we realize that they are often more benign and habitable than the places we find life here on earth.
You are quite wrong however concerning the likelyhood which it does prove a greater chance of. The probability of life existing elsewhere is dependant upon factors such as what sort of environment it it POSSIBLE for life to exist in and the more we learn the more we know that those sorts of enviornments are very broad and flexible. By definition that increases the odds.
Obviously you pay little attention
FYI, in case you don't know, NASA works hand-in-hand with the DOD. It's been that way since the very beginning: http://history.nasa.gov/spaceact.html
Take note of this:The Administration shall be considered a defense agency of the United States for the purpose of chapter 17 of title 35 of the United States Code.
Look, an advanced civilization hundreds or millions of light years away is not going to need to rape and pillage the earth for its purposes. That's just stupid. It ignores all human progress, logic and reason.
Contact with advanced aliens would help us more than computers did. Spare us the Chicken Little BS based on irrational hysteria.