Are We Alone?

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    Of course we are not, "alone."

    Life? That is something that needs to have a much broader definition. Intelligence and consciousness need a more expansive definition too.

    . . . and yet, that understanding needs to be tempered empirical and existential logical proofs.

    There are multiple dimensions as well.

    Most folks have a very limited understanding of this existence, in both their understanding of time and space.
     
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    I think microbes, proteins, amino acids, fungus exist all over the universe.

    The diverse life on earth might be very rare but with so many stars planets and moons that still probably means hundreds of planets like ours. Or thousands.
     
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    Who is "we"? And what has my good old soulmate Albert to do with people, who give the might over powerful nukes to ego-centralized idiots with a lack of wisdom, love and self-restraint?

     
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    You don't think - you believe (without any plausibility in this case) that microbes and fungi exist all over the universe.

    Even on our own planet - the best of all possible places - is multi-cellular life only a few hundred million years old - and we have here big regions where to live is nearly impossible: deserts, ice-deserts, water-deserts ... and not to forget the deadly deserts in the human minds. Living structures are the most seldom and most valueable structures of the universe.

     
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    If I had the power to look all over the universe I would be willing to bet my life we are not alone.
     
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    So why blame Darwin for what Hitler did with the concept of survival of the fittest?
     
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    You bet your life? What a nonsense. We say in such cases "I bet to eat a broom if ... ". Makes more fun to have to eat a broom than to die. Here a video "how to eat a broom" for beginners - but you never have to eat this broom, because tomorrow someone could find extraterrestrian life - even if nowhere in the universe exists extraterrestrian life.

     
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    If you are not able to understand, what other people say to you on what kind of reason: Why for heavens sake do you try to speak with them?

     
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    Without plausibility? It seems very likely that life exists elsewhere in the universe.
     
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    Microbes and fungi with the genetic code, which comes from the sisters and brothers of the life of our own planet Earth? How plausible is this? Not plausible at all, isn't it?

     
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