Is there Life?

Cute Green Alien Flying a UFO Clipart Illustration

Is there life on other planets? Is there life on this blog? Well, I’m not so sure about the blog, but the likelihood of life somewhere in the universe seems probable.

It always comes back to the aliens. I like aliens.

I read an article a while back that scientists had actually found proof of life somewhere out there, although the fact that this didn’t become bigger news makes me a little skeptical of the claim. Then again, I read another article more recently suggesting that while scientists believe life exists, they have little tangible proof yet. This seems more likely. What do you think?

If you’re interested in joining the debate, try this. I got a chuckle out of the member that suggested we need to find a new planet to inhabit because we’ve screwed up our own. So ummm… we’re going to all the trouble to seek out a fresh planet full of life so that we can take over, dominate, and screw that one up too? Wow, it must be true that history continues to repeat itself. Are we really such needy and controlling creatures that we must take everything new as our own? I hope it wouldn’t come to that but I wonder.

There are probably countless novels written with this scenario in mind, although I haven’t actually read one. Please feel free to add your suggestions. I’m always looking for something new to read.

Personally, I have mixed feelings about the discovery of life on other planets and a fascination that began as a child. Back then, I was terrified that aliens were going to abduct me from my bed as I slept. (I guess I watched one too many of those spooky alien programs.) It took a very cool Pap Pap to help put things into perspective for me. As my brother and I sat around the campfire with my grandparents one night and I voiced my on-going concerns about alien invasions, I asked my Pap Pap what he would do if an alien walked up to us at that very moment.

“Offer him a beer!” he exclaimed without hesitation.

That carefree and kind attitude surprised me (although it shouldn’t have coming from my Pap Pap) and it’s stuck with me.

What are your thoughts?