What are your opinions? I personally think that aliens are a possibility. There are millions of planets in the known part of the universe. What is the probability of finding one with the same conditions that support life like on earth. This civilization would be just like earth with some slight differences. Assume that in a box, there are 100 balls, 40 are red and 60 are blue. If we are studying and we take 5 balls out, these 5 are blue, we cannot assume that all the balls in the box are blue. In that sense, we cannot arrive at the conclusion that life does not exist somewhere else because we have studied a few thousand planets out of millions. That is my first opinion.
Secondly, what if we are looking in the wrong direction, because we are all carbon-based organisms who breath in oxygen,drink water, release oxygen and rely on photosynthesis. What if the other aliens are nitrogen-based organisms, who breath in ammonia, drink benzene, release methane and rely on chemosynthesis. Some organisms might be living right under our noses without us realizing it because we are busy looking for other things.
Its implication on religion is two-sided, it is
1. Positive, meaning that God created other beings apart from us who will also be judged on the Final day.
2. Negative, meaning that the whole creation story has been ridiculed since we are supposed to be special beings created in His image and Likeness.
Don't you agree, post.