(Closed) SPINOFF: Do you believe in extraterrestrial/alien life?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you believe in life outside our planet?
    Yes - I believe there is intelligent life outside of Earth : (48 votes)
    53 %
    Yes - I believe there is intelligent life and we have been visited : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Yes - I believe in extraterrestrial life but only in the form of basic lifeforms : (9 votes)
    10 %
    No - I do not believe there is any form of life outside Earth : (7 votes)
    8 %
    I'm not sure what to believe : (11 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I believe, but I don’t think aliens are here to hurt humans or anything. It just seems obscene and a bit selfish to think we’re the only living beings in space.

    Post # 4
    8727 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think if there is life on planet earth then it is logical that there would be life on other planets. I don’t think it is aliens like you see in movies but life forms. That could also include life forms that we don’t recognise or understand so it would be hard to say if they are intelligent or not.


    Post # 5
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes, I think that there is probably life elsewhere. I haven’t experienced anything to make me believe that but I wouldn’t be shocked to find out there were ‘aliens’ on another planet.

    I actually thought the other day how cool it would be to find out the MIB was real and aliens lived on earth and we just didn’t know who was human or not.

    Post # 7
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Arshim:  In this whole galaxy, I think it would be crazy to think that we are the only life forms. However, I do not believe in the Hollywood little green alien version who want to eat our brains.

    Post # 8
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Arshim:  I think that there is most likely life out there, but I am skeptical when I hear people saying they were abducted by aliens. In the grand scheme of the universe, I don’t think earth is really that important lol. Like we’re just one little planet.

    So yeah… aliens could be out there… maybe there’s intelligent life… but they could easily be light years away.

    I think it’s silly to say NO there’s not aliens out there because we just don’t know. I don’t see why it’s such a far fetched concept for some people. I would be surprised if alien life visited earth, though.

    Post # 9
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Arshim:  my opinion is, the universe (all of them) are so vast, we could never truly presume to know what is in all of them. the likelihood of there being another planet like earth is incredibly high, and so i always speculate that there is probably intelligent life on another planet. whether they will ever find us, or us them, who knows. but biologically, i think its plausible.

    Post # 10
    747 posts
    Busy bee

    I think of extraterrestrial life the way I think about most religious stuff…ultimately at this time unproveable, but possible.  So who knows?  I think it’s arrogant to absolutely “KNOW” something without scientific proof in general though, perhaps owing to the fact that I’m a very literal person.

    Post # 11
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think it would be very closed minded to think that we could possibly be the only life in the entire universe. 

    Post # 12
    855 posts
    Busy bee


    I don’t think we’ve ever reached the point where our planet has been visited by them, but logic tells me that in the infinite universe, we’re not the only planet with life.

    I actually look at the way I view ‘aliens’ as the way other people must see God. I have no proof that ‘aliens’ exist, yet I 100% believe that they are out there because my logic tells me so.

    Post # 13
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am not sure how to answer this question, since there are so many factors; but in general, yes I believe there was/is/will be other life out there.  Whether or not that lifeform is carbon based (as it is on our planet) is debatable.  I do not think that there is a planet exactly like earth (same yellow sun, same large satellite, etc), however I’m sure there are a myriad of planets that have similar properties (water, oxygen, etc).  I think a major problem with discovering life, or intelligent beings, is time and distance.  The universe is so infinitely vast and we, as a species, are incredibly short lived in comparison, that we may not exist/have existed when those organisms were present. 


    Post # 14
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love this kind of stuff.

    Like others have said, I absolutely believe that we are not alone. The universe is HUGE and we haven’t explored very much of it–we don’t even know everything about our own galaxy!

    There are a lot of unexplained things out there. I know quite a few of them are hoaxes, but there are a lot of things that we can’t explain.

    Post # 15
    985 posts
    Busy bee

    Yup. I refuse to believe that humans are the “most intelligent life forms” to exist. Yikes.

    Post # 16
    10383 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    It’s hard to justify the premise  that we are the only planet in an infinite universe that has sustained some form of life.  But, no I don’t believe we have been “visited.”

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