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  Extraterrestrial life & UFOs
The existence of life on Earth does not imply anything for the probability of life existing elsewhere, because if life did not exist on Earth, we would not exist to observe it (this observer effect is known as the anthropic principle).
But if life arose independently on another body in our solar system, and planetary systems are the rule, not the exception, then life must be abundant in the universe.
But there was another good reason to keep the evidence for extraterrestrial life a secret: the chance for the American military to gain a technological edge over other nations by reverse-engineering and duplicating the alien technology.
www.webpan.com /dsinclair/ufo.html   (0 words)

  KryssTal : Extraterrestrial Life
extraterrestrial life is because there is strong evidence that all life on this planet has a common origin.
Life may exist on Mars in some primitive or suspended form in areas where there is evidence of past water.
Life would then be a normal part of the evolution of the Universe rather than a special event confined to Earth.
www.krysstal.com /extrlife.html   (3156 words)

  ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Exploration - Extraterrestrial life
But until quite recently, the field of exobiology - the study of extraterrestrial life also known as astrobiology - was almost moribund.
As for life beyond the solar system, the colossal distances involved made it simply unreachable, and in any case, no one knew for sure if other stars had planets at all, far less living planets.
The genetic code of these creatures suggests that they are not recent adaptations that have moved away from 'mainstream life' into awkward niches shunned by their competitors.
www.esa.int /esaHS/ESA7721VMOC_exploration_0.html   (800 words)

  Extraterrestrial life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe known to support life.
Extraterrestrial life forms, especially intelligent ones, are often referred to in popular culture as aliens or ETs.
Belief in extraterrestrial life may have been present in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Sumer, although in these societies, cosmology was fundamentally supernatural and the notion of aliens is difficult to distinguish from that of gods, demons, and such.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extraterrestrial_life   (3506 words)

 extraterrestrial life, variety of
Given the serendipitous nature of mutations and major external influences, divergionists would argue that even if life is constrained to having essentially just one biochemical basis, evolution, in its blind exploration of all biological options, will generate across the vastness of space and time every conceivable, viable type of organism.
Some biologists believe that wherever life occurs it will use at least some of the same molecules, like sugars, and therefore have some similar biosynthetic pathways, such as the citric acid cycle used to burn sugar and yield energy.
Our very definitions of life might need to be reexamined (see life, nature of).
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/E/etlifevar.html   (1020 words)

 Extraterrestrial life - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth.
Speculative forms of extraterrestrial life range from humanoid and monstrous beings seen in works of science fiction to life at the much smaller scale of bacteria and viruses.
If intelligent extraterrestrial life is found and it is possible to communicate with it, the people of the world and their governments will need to determine how to manage those interactions.
www.blackvault.com /wiki/index.php/Extraterrestrial_life   (2783 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At present we don't know whether the occurrence of life is inevitable given a planet with the right conditions, or is the result of a rare chance event.
Finding one other incidence of life in the neighbourhood of Earth, be it only microbial life, would show that life forms easily given a suitable planet, and would indicate that we live in a universe teeming with life.
Life on Earth depends on liquid water, with all the important chemical reactions which form the basis of life occurring in solution in water.
www.aao.gov.au /local/www/jab/astrobiology/elife.html   (688 words)

 Wikinfo | Extraterrestrial life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Extraterrestrial life is life beyond planet Earth (other than humans travelling in space, and living organisms they bring along or send).
Firstly, they are searching for evidence of unicellular life within the solar system: searching Mars and meteors which have fallen to Earth, and a proposed mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons with a liquid water layer under its surface, which may contain life.
Extraterrestrial life forms, especially intelligent ones, are often referred to as aliens.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Extraterrestrial_life   (509 words)

 Cosmic Search Vol. 1, No. 3 - Extraterrestrial Life: Where is Everybody?
Without ignoring the possibility that totally unearthly life forms could exist in the universe, our search for extraterrestrial life will be of considerably less speculative nature if we restrict it to biological forms known, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to exist in the universe-namely, creatures on Planet Earth, built from carbon-containing molecules and water.
In the absence of any clear evidence for or against the occurrence of extraterrestrial life forms, scientists had to begin their search by taking recourse to logical reasoning based on statistics, the game of juggling the odds of various astrophysical, biological, and social developments in Creation which are presumably necessary to biological and civilizing evolution.
Thus, life must have originated hard and fast as soon as conditions were right-additional evidence for its suspected abundance in the universe-but it took many billions of years to evolve through its random processes of mutation and selection.
www.bigear.org /vol1no3/life.htm   (2219 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life
Even though this evidence is of a superior quality, it is not the kind of evidence for life among the stars that is taken seriously or sought after by public promoters and researchers who have spent countless millions of dollars in their search for extraterrestrial life.
Given the narrow parameters required for the development of life in outer space, coupled with the exceedingly harsh environments encountered there, there is an inherent statistical unlikelihood of any planet capable of producing life which could develop intergalactic travel.
It is God Himself with his angels, fixed and fallen, not men" from another planet who represent life in outer space and which are often associated with the stars in Scripture, and who have their probable habitation among the stars (planets) and who are the visiting advocates of Earth.
www.eylerz.net /works/et.htm   (4460 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life
If life did not occur on other parts of the Universe besides Earth, then we will not be able to restore the whole generation of the Universe to enhance our belief on the existence of living organisms on other worlds besides Earth.
If life did not take place on other parts of the Universe besides Earth, then, it is very improbable that in the future we can find living beings in those places, where living organisms were never formed.
Life is a quantum energy state experimented by some quasi-stable thermodynamic systems, which permits them to establish, no-spontaneously, a series of intervals that delay the diffusion or dispersion of their local energy to more available microstates
www.biocab.org /Extraterrestrial_Life.html   (4321 words)

 Where the Extraterrestrial Life Is
A lower bound estimate of the probability of finding extraterrestrial life, and intelligent communicating life in particular, has previously generally followed the Drake equation.
This new mechanism for volcanism is key to these new ideas of where life is. The idea that the interior of massive objects can be heated to molten conditions just by its orbital motion suggests that the interior may also be heated by spinning.
The probability of finding extraterrestrial life is not according to the premises of the Drake equation after all.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/7827   (1256 words)

 Vincent Cheung @ RMIWEB » Blog Archive » Extraterrestrial Life
The existence of extraterrestrial life has no direct relevance to Eden and the Fall, so again, there is no contradiction, and nothing to reconcile.
I remain open to biblical arguments for or against extraterrestrial life, but those that I have examined so far are either inconclusive or clearly fallacious.
Therefore, the existence of extraterrestrial life would not validate the teachings of UFO cults, since whether or not there is extraterrestrial life, all Christian doctrines remain intact, including God's demand for faith and repentance, so that man may receive salvation through Jesus Christ.
www.vincentcheung.com /2006/09/20/extraterrestrial-life   (854 words)

 Extraterrestrial life - Torah.org
One of the first to discuss the question of extraterrestrial life in general was Rabbi Chasdai Crescas (Or Hashem 4:2).
As possible evidence for extraterrestrial life, he quotes the Talmudic teaching (Avoda Zara 3b) that "God flies through 18,000 worlds." Since they require His providence, we may assume that they are inhabited.
Since any extraterrestrial life would neither have free will nor be able to serve a creature having free will (as terrestrial animals and plants serve a terrestrial man), they would have no reason for existing and therefore be totally superfluous.
www.torah.org /features/secondlook/extraterrestrial.html   (1598 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life
Pogo Possum’s friend Porky, observed, “There’s only two possibilities: Either we is the most intelligent life in the universe, or there is life out there which is more intelligent than we are.
Anunnaki being extraterrestrials from off-world, who have spent an inordinate amount of time on this planet, influencing the development of human beings and in general causing
Curiously, the US government has somewhat let out of the bag the proverbial “cat” (who, considering the attitude of cats toward their “masters”, are probably extraterrestrial gods and goddesses, themselves).
www.halexandria.org /dward002.htm   (0 words)

 Information & Discussion on Alternative Energy & Our Environment @ About My Planet
Peter Smith, chief scientist for the mission, told reporters, "There's always some remote possibility of life existing there even now, but Phoenix might be landing 10 feet away from it, and we'd never know it." Source: David Perlman, Next Mars lander, Phoenix, will dig into icy surface.
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth.
``There is a real possibility that this is an abode for life.'' He and others framed the discovery as the most promising evidence yet developed that water and the life that requires it exist on other celestial objects.
www.aboutmyplanet.com /category/extraterrestrial-life   (1369 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life
As rovers and orbiters continue to scour Mars for more signs of water and the potential for extraterrestrial life, space scientists and enthusiasts are champing at the bit to put humans on the red planet.
The authentic discovery of extraterrestrial life would usher in a scientific revolution on par with Copernicus or Darwin, says Paul Davies.
The basic premise of the existence of extraterrestrial life is strongly supported by the Zohar.
www.lycos.com /info/extraterrestrial-life.html   (337 words)

 Life Extraterrestrial: Life on Other Planets in the Solar System
Life Extraterrestrial: Life on Other Planets in the Solar System
We humans have never accepted the idea that it is only on the Earth that life has occurred.
This website is dedicated to the exploration of that question and to the cataloging of the tremendously rich resources on this topic available through our new "world brain," the Internet.
www.resa.net /nasa   (272 words)

While all accept that intelligent life exists (if only human), many may be at odds with the assumption that humans are ensouled, or uncertain as to what it may mean.
These souls orchestrate the behavior of these life forms so that they all act much alike, and (in the case of animals) their actions are heavily driven by fear.
The result is that the structure of sentient life form might be rather unique to a given planet, or certainly to a given solar system.
www.yaridanjo.warmkessel.com /yaridanjo/Galactic.html   (12072 words)

 Open Questions: Extraterrestrial Life
Once such life forms come to realize that the home planet is not unique and that there are at least some, and possibly very numerous other planets and possible habitats for life, then it's natural for them to ask three questions:
Discusses the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, and how it may be very different from life on Earth.
Unlike many earlier investigations of the possibility of extraterrestrial life, the present volume goes into great detail to explain the many reasons why advanced (specifically, animal) life forms may not be a very common occurrence in the universe.
www.openquestions.com /oq-as001.htm   (2146 words)

 DISF - Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia of Religion and Science | Extraterrestrial life
Not to mention the time necessary for the formation of life's indispensable chemical compounds, such as water, numerous compounds of carbon and oxygen, and, as far as possible, those of an atmosphere, it is also necessary to wait for the patient diffusion of the more simple life forms.
The logic of a statistical theory (for example, the kinetic theory of gas) is to deduce an average behavior for a larger scale on the basis of one's knowledge of known smaller-scale processes (for example, the principles that regulate the motion of a particle).
I believe that the theme of possible intelligent life of extraterrestrial origin, i.e., intelligent life outside the experience of unity of the human family common to the entire biblical message, represents one of the major speculative efforts facing Christian theology.
www.disf.org /en/Voci/65.asp   (8902 words)

 Extraterrestrial Blog
Life may not be just a bit of fluff, decorating the occasional, odd cosmic habitat, but a widespread and commonplace occurrence.
Given the fact that so very much of the alien life we see depicted on the silver screen is out to either trash the planet or chow down on us, this is encouraging.
Some biologists have suggested that the same may be true of humans and extraterrestrial life -- that the human body plan is a good design for an intelligent creature.
blogs2.nationalgeographic.com /extraterrestrial   (3142 words)

 Extraterrestrial Life: What Does the Bible Say? > The Good News : January/February 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bible is silent about extraterrestrial life-forms as popularized in science fiction and the entertainment media, yet it is by no means silent about real extraterrestrial life in all its great abundance.
The Bible is silent about extraterrestrial life, as it is popularly conceived, in other parts of the universe.
At the same time, most of the world is markedly ignorant of the extraterrestrial life to which the pages of the Bible so abundantly testify.
www.gnmagazine.org /issues/gn14/extralife.htm   (2055 words)

Many feel that simple forms of plant life may well prevail;[12] others have not entirely ruled out the existence of intelligent life, If UFOs were from Mars or Venus--despite the dis- couraging surface conditions--there would be advantage- ous times, or locations in their respective orbits, to launch space probes or manned interplanetary vehicles.
because either the life span or the star is judged insufficient for life to develop or because the luminosity is so low that planets, if any would have to orbit in a very restrictive band around the star.
Attempt- ing to predict the occurrence of intelligent life on planets of other stars is a far more difficult task.[8] This is because of a much smaller amount of observable scientific data, in lieu of which theory must be sub- stituted.
www.think-aboutit.com /aliens/UFOsANDEXTRATERRESTRIALLIFE.htm   (8827 words)

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