Other than Lady Gaga. Also, politicians and lawyers don't count, as they are merely highly evolved flatworms and aren't really extra-terrestrials.
Yes, we all have to be ETs for somebody somewhere. I like that poster of the Milky Way with the "You are Here" arrow pointing to a tiny cul-de-sac on one of the outer spiral arms.balaspa said:To sound like a hippie - aren't we all just space dust? Doesn't that make us all ETs?
Anyway, it would explain some of the things you see around here - but I am thinking it's probably no.
But that's assuming they've got their stuff together better than we do. Theoretically, a space-faring race could exist that has a bad habit of completely trashing planets. They might think Earth is in pretty good shape. And due for a galactic trashing.HAGrant said:If ETs had the technology to travel here, they wouldn't be insane enough to stay on this lunatic planet. Iran will have nukes in a few months. The polar caps are melting. The Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific is bigger than the state of Texas and there are garbage patches in all the other oceans, too. The list goes on. If I had a starship, I would look for a better piece of real estate than Planet Earth.
There's definitely no evidence, and I'm willing to bet that there never will be. Still, when you think of the fact that there's estimated to be about 100 billion galaxies in the universe, and just an absolutely absurd number of planets in those galaxies (a conservative estimate I've seen is 6 sextrillion), it seems HIGHLY unlikely that we're the one and only planet who won the "life" lottery. So, while I would never definitively declare that alien life exists, because no one knows for sure, I'd be very shocked if it didn't. As I said though, I doubt they're here or that they've ever been here or that they ever will be.jmiked said:I'm skeptical. I see no evidence (yet) that there is even life elsewhere, much less intelligent life that could travel here.
I don't disbelieve the existence of alien life, just waiting for evidence.
We're doing a pretty good job of trashing the earth ourselves. Evidence shows we're in the middle of a mass extinction of plants and animals.Christopher Bunn said:But that's assuming they've got their stuff together better than we do. Theoretically, a space-faring race could exist that has a bad habit of completely trashing planets. They might think Earth is in pretty good shape. And due for a galactic trashing.