We’ve all seen extraterrestrial life portrayed through the media. Movies like “E.T.” and “Alien vs Predator” have attempted to narrow down the abstract idea of extraterrestrials into a more detailed, visual depiction of what we should expect from our “out of town” friends. But the question is still on the table – are we really alone in this vast universe?
If you ask me, the idea that life outside our planet exists somewhere in the universe is a mathematical certainty. Consider the number of galaxies which resemble ours. If other life forms required conditions similar to the ones we do, there are plenty of places in the universe that could support them. Now consider the alternative – a realm of life which is entirely from the traditional view we have adopted. Organisms which require no water, no oxygen, heck, they’re not even carbon-based. Simple beings which, though they may be primitive, have found a way to adapt to their environment, reproduce, etc. Probability is overwhelmingly in favor of the countless ways we can find life.