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December 01, 2005


Beth Reid

Did you ever read _If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens... Where Is Everybody?_ by Stephen Webb? It's a pretty thorough treatment of the issues involved.


At the same time there are planets that
can nurture life and eventually intelligent
life(after 2.5 Billion years in our case),
there are mass sterilizations occuring too.
The stellar events that douse a fairly large
sphere with intense X-Rays occur at some
frequency throughout galaxies. Survival of
intelligent life must be like a herd of
frogs crossing a six lane highway at
rush-hour. Or the just hatched turtles
trying to reach the sea across a wide
beach dense with hungry preditors. well,
it would be like that, wouldn't it? Life
on the beach or life in this universe.
I can understand why people yearn so for
God - for God to exist. And why those who
don't believe in God yearn to find another
intelligent life form. Being alone is Hell.

nice site -
keep up the good fight for understanding.

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