Post by MarkA Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient man was only aware of the regions he had travelled on foot.
Then came horses, and ships, and the world grew bigger and bigger.
We used to think Earth was the only world, then we discovered the rest
of the solar system, and then exoplanets.
Some of us believe ours is the only universe. But scientists have
proposed the multiverse.
Our universe is but one of trillions upon trillions... of worlds. Our
universe supports intelligent life.
There is no reason there arent other inhabited worlds. That is the
important question. Is there intelligent life out there?
Abhinav Lal Writer & Investor
Life will find a way to survive
An interesting question, but not an important one. Given the distances
involved, and the fact that information cannot travel faster than the
speed of light, each solar system is pretty much isolated from all the
Abiogenesis research has shown that its building blocks are formed in
such a wide variety of situations, and the chemistry to form primitive
cells is so basic, that life is pretty much inevitable given the right
But how it would evolve or even survive is another matter.
I doubt we will ever know. It isn't just that information cannot
travel faster than light. Any attempts at communication by either
ourselves or aliens from another solar system would be subject to the
inverse cube law over distances measured in light years.
How much energy (light) do we receive from Proxima Centaurus which is
only 4 1/4 light years away? And that is all we get from the entire
output of the star.