• Question: Hi Do you think that there is other life somewhere in the universe?

    Asked by annabanana123 to Duncan, Grant, Julie, Nik, Rachel on 18 Mar 2013. This question was also asked by ibra123, jakecoolguy, atto5.
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      Julie Bland answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      If I had to guess I would say yes, it seems strange if only earth had some life but it would perhaps be a very different type of life…

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      Duncan Gaskin answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      I think there must be. To have life on only one planet out of the millions that must be in the universe seem too unlikely.

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      Grant Campbell answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      I’m going to disagree with the other two and say No, certainly with respect to intelligent life. There’s as yet no evidence for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, so the only argument is based on probability, and that argument is not conclusive – the conditions required for life are so specific that the probability of it occurring independently elsewhere is extremely low.

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      Rachel Edwards-Stuart answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      I think Grant is probably right, but I love the idea that there is a planet somewhere else full of beings all asking themselves this same question!