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Well put. There are, as Carl Sagan says, billions and billions of stars in the universe. To think Sol is the only one with an inhabited planet orbiting it is, at the least, short-sighted.
Billions and billions is a meaningless measure. We know with great certainty that life needs very specific conditions - and no one knows how intelligent life emerged from the flora and fauna on this planet.
Thousands of planets have been found - and none of them have even a remote chance of supporting life as we know it.
I'm holding out for something real - not a neo-religious statistical theory. Scientist should be more honest about what they 'know' and what they 'think'.
Much of what I was taught in science class has since been proven false. Scientific orthodoxy is not fact - it's theory.