Scientist Debunks Alien Life?
Scientists are working to debunk theories that aliens could
ever exist - or at least the Hollywood version of aliens and
UFOs. The professor leading the charge is Charles Cockell
from the University of Edinburgh. Recently, in 2013, even
though micro-organisms have the ability to exist elsewhere
in the universe, the good doctor feels it is quite a jump to
believe that life could have evolved elsewhere into
gun-wielding aliens with flying saucer-shaped spacecraft.
Dr. Cockell believes there really are limits to life on other planets. Even if aliens were to
exist, they would be extremely hard to detect, according to Dr. Cockell. Despite more
than 800 extra solar planets, discovered orbiting stars since the early 1990s, he asserts
that many people assume life is common across the universe when it is not. On our
Earth, life is pervasive with carbon providing the energy for organisms to exist. But other
orbs in space may not have that luxury.
Why is Dr. Cocknell speaking out about this topic? He believes that we shouldn't be
making assumptions about life having to exist elsewhere like it's a given because it
could be deemed as failure when attempts to find signs of other living organisms do not
pan out. And, even if aliens do exist, we might not have the ability to even detect its
signature on other planets we are able to explore. Alien life could be very different from
planet to planet, in otherwards, making alien life forms difficult to identify if it exists at all.
As time progresses, though, it's a sure bet we will have better technology that will enable
us to see beyond our solar system at far away planets. But even with a better telescope
at our disposal, and due to how we currently believe life must exist (based upon what we
know to be true on Earth), will we even be able to recognize it from afar?
Does alien life exist beyond earth and our solar system?