How arrogant of man to even contemplate that no life exists in a universe so vast that our feeble brains cannot comprehend it's scope..
There is life everywhere, the darkness of space is in fact a womb, many attribute darkness to a exclusiion of life and that light is the life giver of all things- wrong (example in cave systems in south america defeat such a notion).
Astronmers have isolated planet systems that resemble our own which they predict contain and sustain life as we know it, but even then they are only using the framework of our galaxy that they also hardly know.
If the human race discovers the potential energy sources in harnessing Dark Matter in Serne or in some other place in the future we will be on the right path to finding such life first hand.
The example of deep sea plumes is a perfect one, if you asked a scientist 20 years ago if life could sustain itself in temperatures of 700+ celcius they would not have believed you, today we can all see with our own eyes that it does indeed exist.
To coin a phrase in a great film lol,- "life finds a way" because that is natures role, but for what reason and purpose remains another question.
Also our understanding of physics has been off the mark up until recently, scientists now have greater belief in not only life elsewhere, but also the physical laws that sustain such life being dramatically different from our own. LS
( Edited on 23.04.2007 18:54 by Linkyshinks )