Aliens Are Fictional


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I am a huge skeptic in if aliens actually exist. The idea to me seems like something made up in order to have more stories at bed time for little children. I cannot imagine it actually being possible; let alone people have actually gotten abducted by or seen aliens. Since I am so doubtful of this phenomenon, I figure I could look further into it to see if there is any research that would sway my opinion.

I came across an article on space.com that gave some interesting insight into how they believe it is possible for aliens to exist. With further research, there have been findings that there are planets similar to Earth in that these planets could be easily habitable.

http://www.space.com/23456-habitable-earthlike-alien-planets-common-kepler.html

Their findings show that with different suns, there are other planets that revolve around these suns as well. If the plants are about the same distance as the Earth is away from our sun to their sun, then it is likely that they could be habitable. The article states that, "The planets might have scorching-hot atmospheres or no atmospheres at all" Even though they could seem to be habitable, does not mean that they really are capable.

I like this article in that it has some good arguments but it also shows how these arguments could be incorrect. I do not think that the article really puts enough emphasis on these counterarguments though. If the planets are not inhabitable, then there's no physical way of there being aliens living on them. Also, even if they are habitable they have no proof of aliens even existing. I still believe that aliens are just a human thought made up for entertainment but this article was definitely interesting and I think that if more scientific proof of aliens came out, it would be much easier to believe.

ThreeGreys

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I also read a similar article and wrote a blog about the very high probability that there is life other than our own in the universe. What I came across in the article was that there were supposedly 40 billion earth-like planets in our own solar system. If there is life out there it would lie on a planet such as these. And since there are billions of solar systems, there must be billions of billions of planets that could harbor aliens. With that many possibilities it is near impossible to rule out the probability of aliens.
USA Today Article

I liked your post but I absolutely believe there has to be life out there somewhere in the universe separate from our own. Sure it's posted all the time the statistics of how many stars we know about and all the planets that must orbit them but we also underestimate how resilient many forms of life are. The term "life as we know it" has a purpose because in many ways we can't fathom how some organisms can live in crazy environments. We're just finding out about life that's adapted using sulfur instead of carbon as it's basic building block. That would have been science fiction 20 years ago.

What I'm saying is that you're right to be skeptical that any of these planets that are "Earth-like" actually does have a form of life, but it is still very possible. Just because a planet may have a toxic atmosphere to us and life as we know it doesn't mean something else couldn't evolve to use what resources are around and live. Sure they won't look like little green dudes but in my opinion it is statistically impossible that things on earth are the only living things in the universe.

For instance watch this video on things called "water bears" and tell me there's no chance that something can live in these other crazy atmospheres/enviornments:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUC0_HjNFBs

also:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/extremophile.htm

This is probably one of my favorite posts I've read so far! Ever since I saw the movie Signs when I was about five, aliens have terrified me. While my brothers and mom loved ET, I thought he was horrifying. If I'm anywhere that's vaguely rural at night, I'm convinced an alien is going to come running out of the forest at me. An irrational fear, yes, but I can't help it. I think people are kind of naive when they think about aliens. You said that the article you read described how there are other habitable planets out there that are far enough away from their stars that it could support life, but I don't understand why people don't think that aliens could inhabit places that aren't in the habitable zones. Just because certain planets couldn't support humans, that doesn't mean they couldn't support aliens. We are build differently so who knows? Maybe they could survive on a planets that's directly next to their star because their bodies would be equipped to handle such heat. I think the concept is interesting and I would love to know if they actually existed. There's so much out there that I have a hard time believing that we are the only living things in the universe.
I don't believe the stories about Area 51 but I thought this article was pretty fun to read so here it is if you wanted to check it out: http://science.howstuffworks.com/space/aliens-ufos/area-51.htm

After I read this post, I felt it was necessary to leave a comment. I have always been curious about extraterrestrial life and have always wanted it to be a factual thing. Personally after reading how there are different planets that may be inhabitable, it has led me to believe even more that aliens are real. I personally just think it would be awesome to have different life forms in the universe. Here is an article that lists some reasons as to why aliens exist.

http://www.truthcontrol.com/articles/top-ten-10-reasons-aliens-exist

After I read this post, I felt it was necessary to leave a comment. I have always been curious about extraterrestrial life and have always wanted it to be a factual thing. Personally after reading how there are different planets that may be inhabitable, it has led me to believe even more that aliens are real. I personally just think it would be awesome to have different life forms in the universe. Here is an article that lists some reasons as to why aliens exist.

http://www.truthcontrol.com/articles/top-ten-10-reasons-aliens-exist

You make a strong argument in your blog, but I have to say there must be some type of living beings inhabiting a planet somewhere. "Aliens" are certainly a fictional term made up by human beings, but I believe the term was made up based on actual curiosity about other living beings. Sci-Fi movies have glorified the term "alien" by often times portraying them as a big green lizard type with an enormous head. This most definitely caught the attention of people in the world and allowed them to explain the things that they thought were unexplainable. It is crazy how people can actually convince themselves that they saw something completely fictional. Most of the time when people claim to have an alien encounter, it is either a publicity stunt or the person is clinically insane. So, I believe that there must be some type of alien life out there, but they are most likely not little green people trying to probe our brains.

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