We will find alien life within the next year

September 28, 2015, 5:47 pm

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The debate "We will find alien life within the next year" was started by an anonymous person on September 28, 2015, 5:47 pm. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 42 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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pajrc1234, Zeno, carltonlasy, AstroSpace, PsychDave, bigB, WaspToxin and 12 visitors agree.
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This is a speculative topic, therefore any argument made will be speculative by nature, so I don't understand your criticism in that regard.

I don't know why you say "...water and such on other planets....will never be confirmed". First, we have confirmed that there is water on Mars. That is not up for debate. Second, what makes finding life with robots impossible? We know that we can look for microbial life on earth with robots (deep sea exploration taught us that), so why do you suppose it impossible.

3 years, 6 months ago

We will just make speculations of life on other planets. Planets in which we will never step foot on and explore to know alien life truly exists. It don't count just by guessing. Even if you were to call it earth 2.0 I wouldn't be convinced. Even if the solar system was the same and everything. Chances are, the organisms still probably wouldn't have adapted. As for water and such on other planets, again it's a speculation and will never be confirmed.

3 years, 6 months ago

We will not find alien life within a year and you got no evidence to support that we will.

3 years, 6 months ago

I've seen this argument about water being liquid for only a short amount of time before. However, I think most people forget that we have microbes here on earth that can survive a very long time without water. Spore forming microbes (endospores) can "hibernate"/go dormant for years only to be reactivated when conditions become favorable again. I don't think it's a stretch to think that similar mechanism could easily overcome the sporadic nature of martian waters.

3 years, 9 months ago

The water is only liquid for a short time. it is far less likely that there is life in that water than water here. but yes the odds of life there went up.

3 years, 9 months ago

Water doesn't necessarily mean life, but the odds have gone up substantially with the discovery.

3 years, 9 months ago

With NASA confirming the existence of liquid water on Mars today, it seems very likely that we will find alien life in that water. There is not a single sterile body of water anywhere on earth, so it seems very likely that water on Mars will yield some sort of life form.

Will we find anything in Mars' waters or will we find sterile liquid water for the first time? Either way, the space nerd in me is tickled half to death.

3 years, 9 months ago
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