Where will life be found in the universe?
If you're not religious it seems pretty logical to assume that life is a natural operation of the universe, like gravity. Where you have mass, obviously, you have gravity. The universe as odd as it is, has a way of working. Anything within it, is part of it working and there is a lot of universe out there.
I think there's something that a lot of people don't think about. If you look at the kind of thing that we are, as life here on earth, fish, reptiles, mammals, insects, etc., unicorns, we are all VERY alike. I mean, unless you're looking at plants, but even then, we are a lot alike with them too. Humans and plants both have organized cell structures, veins for transportation of nutrients, and so on. Even though we are so different from plants, we are very much the same on a small scale. This shows, at least to me, that this must be a natural occurrence. There are definable traits within trees and animals that link us together.
My point is that life on earth, though it seems to very so greatly, is all alike. There are fish that live @ depths that we could never survive, and animals that live in cold that we could never, and others that live in complete darkness, and others that live in heat that we couldn't withstand. When people say "oh, well if the earth was one inch closer to the sun, life wouldn't be possible", that's bullshit. We're looking at Mars thinking that we could terraform it and the greenhouse effect will keep the planet warm enough to support us... yet if the earth was one inch closer or further... life could not have happened... and even though there are animals adapted to deal with extreme heat or extreme cold.
Life should be more abundant if you take this into consideration and also that the chances of there being a planet out there in the universe like our own is astronomical. It would be stupid to assume earth is one of a kind in an unfathomable number of other planets.
There are apx 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars (I didn't make that up, 10 to the 27th is the estimate.)
These stars have planets,
If evolution has a 1 in a trillion chance of working, (just to throw out a crazy number, it probably has a much better chance of working) then there are 1,000,000,000,000 stars that had planets that supported life at some time, (need to take into account the Universe is at least 12 billion years old, and life comes and goes)
Check out Drake's Equation you can plug in your own numbers and get estimates on the likelihood of alien life.
Even if someone believes we were created, it's pretty hard to deny that life would have just happened on its own someplace at some time anyway.
Since bleive it wil lbe found one day if it ahs not been found already it will be even on the one moon of Juipter Titan or if it is not in this solar system then around another star like Vega or Alpa Centuari. Mars is possible but I have to admit the chances of that are not great. I would go with Titan for nearby and Vega for way out there.
Side: Titan or near the star Vega