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Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

Date: Jun 27 2008

Themes: Pop Culture


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As covered in life as Earth is, we know that many of the surrounding planets are lifeless. But is there intelligent life somewhere else in the universe? Or are we all alone?

Ever since space was discovered, people have wondered, “Is there anybody out there?” Many people claim to have met aliens from other planets, and people claim that the governments of the world cover up contact with other races of beings. But the people who say those things could be insane. At this point, the jury is out. Listen to Marni and Amanda wonder what’s out there in the heavens.


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Marni:  So I was just listening to David Bowie, “Is there life on Mars?”

Amanda:  Again?

Marni:  It got me thinking, “Is there life on other planets?” What’s your take?

Amanda:  I think there probably is.

Marni:  It seems very asinine that we could be the only ones in this whole solar system.

Amanda:  Absolutely. There’s got to be life on other planets in the solar system and what about that whole phenomenon, that famous drawing that every single person who has seen this particular alien has drawn? The depiction is the exact same, right?

Marni:  The little gray man?

Amanda:  Yeah, the little gray with the little eyes. That many people all over the world drawing the same image? There’s something there.

Marni:  Well, yeah. I believe in it. I like to go there. I believe in other life forms. I don’t know that I necessarily believe that they’re as adorable as that, because they’re kinda cute, those drawings.

Amanda:  Who knows what they look like? Like in films like Aliens...

Marni:  Well, you know. The films definitely take it to different levels, but there was Close Encounters, which I just recently saw, that whole Steven Spielberg fascination with aliens…

Amanda:  Right. War of the Worlds.

Marni:  Yeah. But just the concept of there being other life people have had contact with…I believe it.

Amanda:  I actually think it’s pretty close-minded not to think that would exist.



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Most people are too busy with life here on Earth to spend much time wondering if there are extraterrestrials and UFOs. Marni starting thinking about aliens because of a David Bowie song that wonders if there’s life on Mars.

Amanda thinks that Earth has been visited by space aliens because many people who claim to have seen aliens all draw a similar picture of them: small, gray, big eyes. But Marni thinks those drawings are too cute to be real.

There are a lot of movies made about aliens, from action movies with mean aliens to family movies with nice ones. Marni and Amanda agree that there are probably other life forms out there…even though they have no idea what they look like.

What do you think? Is the Earth the only planet with life in the universe?



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It is the wisdom of God

05:56 PM Oct 21 2014 |




I think the best proof of intelligent life out there is that they know how to keep their distance! Right now we, as a species, are on such path of destruction… it’s better to keep away and just watch; that’s what I would do, if I could! ;)

03:55 PM Oct 21 2014 |




there could be a life on other planets. sometimes we believe in what we see but we cannot  ignore the fact.

aliens are good as long as they aren’t harming us so do we. 

05:55 AM Oct 12 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think we arenot alone.ther are many things we cannot see but it`snot the reason there arent.

02:47 PM Feb 03 2014 |

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Russian Federation

It is an interesting question, but we will not get the answer on it  in the near future.

08:08 PM Dec 19 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

who knows? maybe there are some creatures some where in univers. besides there are no guarantees that we are alone and no body can not confirm that. why do we think every other creature must live like us. maybe they can breath or even only breath with nitrogen.

10:40 AM Dec 11 2013 |




I think, may be another civilization in the universe but maybe it’s more intelligent than us. So, I’m sure that an intelligent species doesn’t come here in order to create some crop circle. ;)

04:57 PM Jul 03 2012 |

Irene Forever


I can’t answer this question as I’m not sure in existence of other civilizations. If I see an alien with my own eyes, I will believe it.

04:19 PM Jul 03 2012 |

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The best evidence that intelligent life exists is that they not tried to get in contact with the people on earth. ;)
Imagine, they are able to receive our TV or radio signals. It’s no wonder, that noone is knocking on our door. ;

03:34 PM Jul 03 2012 |




Actually i think we are not alone in this big univers.

;p am so excited to see another strange creatures but i don’t know when lol.


02:19 PM Jul 03 2012 |

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anyway we are all alone.If they are not welcome

04:59 AM Jan 05 2011 |

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United States

we're not alone.. :p .. theres a lot of E.Ts walking arround ..

01:00 AM Jul 15 2009 |

autumn leaf


In my opinion, There are aliens in the space. We are absolutely not alone in the universe.There are other life forms out there.

05:32 AM Jun 02 2009 |




04:54 AM Jun 02 2009 |




Life could exist on other planets, but not necessarily beings like us. Not even close to what some scientific or fictional images depict. Living organism could sometimes be as small as a nucleic acid strand. Some we aren’t smart enough to know what’s existing in the complex creation of the Almighty. He alone knows.

02:56 PM May 15 2009 |




Hi guys,well,those are just personal opinions,but we should have proofs about whether or not there'r other forms of life in that whole universe,but that doesnt mean we get close-minded and not to try to discover whats out there,thats all,THANX for the lesson EBaby :)

12:23 PM Mar 05 2009 |




Right u r.

09:07 AM Aug 01 2008 |



There must be ET somewhere else in the universe, and we are not alone. I am sure about it.

02:54 AM Jul 22 2008 |


United Arab Emirates

I believe somewhere out there  there could be somebody other than human. It has been a long study and debate about their existence but for me it stands that they are real…

10:13 PM Jul 03 2008 |



I don´t believe that, and I do not want to believe.

07:30 PM Jul 03 2008 |

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