Why I Think There Are ET's (4)
When it comes to ET's, otherwise known as extraterrestrials, there is no doubt in my mind that they exist. I base this on a simple, logical premise: that the universe is infinite.
Though I realize that conditions on and around a planet have to be just right in order for life to exist, I don't believe that this is a reason to scoff at any notion that life may exist on any other planet besides Earth. On the contrary, I think that would be an irrational, and even arrogant, assumption. Yes, it is true that there doesn't seem to be any planet that we know of today that can sustain life as we know it, but then again we have limitations that prevent us from knowing what is beyond what we can see. Infinite means unending, and that is what the universe is - unending.
Though it may have been a series of almost impossible events that made Earth capable of sustaining life, the odds are very much in favor of the fact that somewhere in the universe this same series of events, in the same order or not, happened on another planet. "Infinite" means that the possibilities are endless.
This doesn't mean that I believe that there are other humans on another planet, or even anything resembling humans, or any animal that we are familiar with for that matter. And it also doesn't mean that I believe that there is more intelligent life "out there". It simply means that I believe that life, whether in its simplest forms or more evolved, can and must exist elsewhere in the universe.