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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Alien Nation, Again 

Life elsewhere in the universe, and also in the solar system, is fun to think about...I have no problem believing that we're Not Alone, and since the probability of us existing in the first place is so small as to be laughable.

The point is that a group of scientists have submitted a proposal to NASA to send a probe to Venus, and collect cloud samples, on the theory that life could be thriving there. This is a great idea. I support it. However, it still stays within the not-very-creative bound of thinking of life only as being like what we have on Earth. Which, if something like this theory is correct, then it may well be, but if not....

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