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Debate Score:29
Arguments:20
Total Votes:30
Ended:10/19/11
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do aliens really exist?

aliens have been fascinating the humans now much than before. but it's a matter of confusion even today if aliens really exist?

yes

Side Score: 18
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no

Side Score: 11
2 points

I think alien life does exist, although not necessarily Greys with big black eyes- I think, given the huge scale of the universe, and even our galaxy alone, alien life has to be out there- whether it is intelligent or not, is another matter, but in some form? Yes.

Side: yes

There have been several places in the universe that lie within a "Goldilocks zone" in which life as we know it is possible. So just on that we know life exists elsewhere as about 54 zones all failing to produce life is next to impossible. And that is just life as we know it, organisms based on carbon are all we know of so far. Who knows what the future will bring.

Side: yes

Yes, they do. I saw a few standing around Home Depot looking for Manuel Labor. Wait.... are we talking the same thing? ;)

Side: yes
1 point

When I saw the title I knew you would be the one to make that joke.

Side: yes

I guess I have become predictable. I wonder how much longer before I become a caricature of myself ;)

Side: yes
2 points

There are 10^21 stars in the Universe approximately. By comparison there are only about 10^19 grains of sand on all of Earth.

Given that it seems most start have planets, even if life forming is like 1 in a trillion chance there would be billions upon billions of living things outside of Earth.

I doubt any have got this far, given the distances and speed of light problem, but maybe something out their will figure it out someday.

Side: yes
2 points

Belief in Aliens is the converse to belief in God. Like was said before me there are 10^21 starts in the sky, and even that is probably low-balling it. Most star systems have some form of celestial bodies in them. There is a group of students and professors at Oxford (I think, it's definitely a university in England) that are devoted to thinking of ways alien life might manifest. You don't have to subscribe to the Ancient Aliens theory to accept that the simple odds say that somewhere there's something else out there. So this is like the opposite of the God debate, as we understand science more we see God in the picture less and less, as we find out that the universe has all these rules that led to the creation of everything. With aliens, the more we understand about the universe, the vast distances, the massive amounts of stars in the sky, and now rogue planets which apparently escape the gravity of their own stars all the time, it becomes more and more likely that somewhere, somewhen there was life in outer space. I would define the "goldilocks" term for people unfamiliar, as the appropriate distance and orbit from a star, taking into account the different life-cycles and types of stars, for life as we know it to form on a planet. We've discovered several planets that fit into this category, and we know that all the elements present here that also helped life develop are common through out the universe. There is even a theory suspecting that the original single-celled organisms on this planet were actually frozen in an asteroid from some other ancient planet that crashed on earth billions of years ago and kick started life here; which is completely plausible. I have to say the odds and facts are with us on this argument. No we have never seen evidence of aliens (other than bacteria on mars, which renders this debate moot anyways), but neither have we developed the means to observe active, large alien life on other planets.

Side: yes
2 points

I can't say definitively that alien life exists outside of earth because we haven't found it yet, but I think it is unlikely that we are the only life in the universe.

Side: yes
1 point

There are a million stars and a million solar systems associated with them. It seems so Bizarre that only Earth houses life. Life must be somewhere, someplace.

Side: yes
1 point

While I agree that there is no substantial evidence to suggest there are indeed creatures like us outside of Earth (remains, visits, etc) logic can persuade you to believe the highly likely event that there are. It's very unlikely that we are the only creature of our kind, there are tons of solar systems out there, many who are probably all subject to evolution as we are. Thus, somewhere along the line, resulting in a far more advanced animal like we are, one that has what we consider "intelligence" and "consciousness" (my operational definition of that would be: An awareness of awareness, we are aware that we are aware/alert/thinking with an individual "I").

Side: quite possible
3 points

They may or may not, but since we haven't found any, I'm going to not believe in any.

Side: No
1 point

OMG a way to plug my tumblr.

Oh yeah, I'm that much of an awesome person.

Side: No
1 point

So because we did not see any aliens, they does not exist?

Side: yes
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
1 point

no, it's because there is no evidence of their existence.

for instance, we can not see air, but we have evidence of its existence.

The most valid argument is that there are planets that can support life. I say it's valid because this is true (unlike other alien arguments). but this is not a good argument for alien existence because the conditions themselves do not prove life. they just prove conditions.

Side: No
2 points

No Aliens do not exist there has been no evidence of it. Any hope for Aliens is a goverment cover up to hide classified technology and aircraft.

Side: No
1 point

If anybody has the soundtrack of the movie "X-files", then at the very end after 45 minutes of complete silence is a Easter egg explanation.

BTW Area 51 is a toxic waste dump and the workers there can't even sue the Gov't becuase it don't 'exist'.

Side: yes
1 point

There's no evidentiary connection between UFOs and aliens. There's no connection between abduction phenomena and aliens. While these occurrences are often ATTRIBUTED to aliens by those who want to believe in them, there's simply no evidence for the connection. It's wishful thinking.

What people see or say they have experienced in their sleep is irrelevant to the question of whether aliens exist somewhere in the universe.

Side: No
darthtimon(41) Disputed
1 point

I don't think this is the point- the question wasn't 'have aliens visited earth', but rather, do they exist? Given the vastness of the universe, that answer is almost certainly yes.

Side: yes
1 point

In my opinion, what would be more profound that discovering that there is itelligent life or 'aliens' would be discovering that there is no itelligent lifeforms other than what occupies earth. What would that mean for human life? or what kind of responsilbilty would that give us? What would the pope say then?

Side: no