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    Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Aliens almost definitely exist.At least, that's what two astronomers told Congress this week, as they appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth.
    According to ABC News, Dan Werthimer, director of the SETI [search for extraterrestrial intelligence] Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Wednesday that the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life is "close to 100 percent."
    "In the last 50 years, evidence has steadily mounted that the components and conditions we believe necessary for life are common and perhaps ubiquitous in our galaxy," said Werthimer in his written testimony, adding: "The possibility that life has arisen elsewhere, and perhaps evolved intelligence, is plausible and warrants scientific inquiry."
    Werthimer's colleague Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, also told Congress that he believes our chances of finding extraterrestrial life are high.
    “The chances of finding it I think are good and if that happens it will happen in the next 20 years depending on the financing,” Shostak told the committee. (Watch the full hearing here.)


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    I think this is all really common sense. Our conception of the universe is only minute to what really exists out there. I think its only a matter of time until we find life out there. We have found a lot of evidence of life, but to my knowledge we havent found "actual life". I do believe that there are other intelligent beings out there. But hey, I think we still should continue funding to these programs.


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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    But you can bet they'll be capitalist


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    I think this is all really common sense. Our conception of the universe is only minute to what really exists out there. I think its only a matter of time until we find life out there. We have found a lot of evidence of life, but to my knowledge we havent found "actual life". I do believe that there are other intelligent beings out there. But hey, I think we still should continue funding to these programs. [/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    I think this is all really common sense. Our conception of the universe is only minute to what really exists out there. I think its only a matter of time until we find life out there. We have found a lot of evidence of life, but to my knowledge we havent found "actual life". I do believe that there are other intelligent beings out there. But hey, I think we still should continue funding to these programs. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Think if they told congress yea there is no life out there congress would give them more funding?

    They have found ZERO evidence there is life off this planet, mars has produced nothing.

    Man they are working so hard to find life out there just so they can prove there is no God, but the darn evidence just seems to elude them.

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    But you can bet they'll be capitalist
    Yea casue they know communism doesnt work.

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Man they are working so hard to find life out there just so they can prove there is no God, but the darn evidence just seems to elude them.
    You think the existence of alien life wipes out metaphysical expression?

    Let's not pretend the Bible has never been wrong. For example: birds did not come from fish, as implied in Genesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You think the existence of alien life wipes out metaphysical expression?

    Let's not pretend the Bible has never been wrong. For example: birds did not come from fish, as implied in Genesis.
    I dont think alien life exists period.

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    I dont think alien life exists period.
    That has nothing to do with your comment to which I replied.

    You seem to think that the existence of alien life will disprove God (thus, presumably, metaphysical expression itself goes *poof*).

    What's up with that?

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    In this area of conjecture many get confused as to the difference between how many possibilities exist and what the probabilities really are.
    I am a realist and as such I am an atheist. Along those same lines I am not a "believer "in extra terrestrial life largely due to a profound lack of any kind of evidence that supports that notion.

    Sorry but I do not buy into the super natural nor the extra natural.

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    I dont think alien life exists period.
    And a great big sea dragon ate the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria....Oops maybe we were just a little wrong there.

    It has become apparent from science that where liquid water exist thereto almost asuredly exists life of some sort. In order to believe that there is no alien life you would have to believe that the hundreds of billions of stars in our own galaxy have no planets or moons to those planets without liquid water. Not only that but you would also have to believe that all the hundreds of billions stars in the hundreds of billions of known galaxies in the universe do not have planets or moons of those planets with liquid water.

    Common sense alone would dictate that their is alien life. Odds are that some of that life is intelligent. To believe otherwise defies basic common sense.

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    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That has nothing to do with your comment to which I replied.

    You seem to think that the existence of alien life will disprove God (thus, presumably, metaphysical expression itself goes *poof*).

    What's up with that?
    No what i meant was if they do find life out there they will use that as SEE the bible is false. There is a better chance of them faking a find.

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