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Are Aliens real?

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Started: 1/24/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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massvideogamer

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I believe aliens are definately real, because Earth cannot be the only planet in the universe that has life.
solo

Con

Thanks for creating this debate, massvideogamer. Best of luck!

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Since the burden of proof lies on you, I invite you to provide evidence that indicates that life does exist on other planets.

Just because something is seems "impossible", like the Earth supporting the only life in the Universe, does not make it so. It simply means that it is "improbable" that of all the planets in the Universe that the Earth sustains the only life. There is a difference and without proof, you cannot win this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
massvideogamer

Pro

ok, they found water on Mars, or frozen water, but that proves that there very well could have been life on Mars. If Aliens are not real, then explain the UFO sighting all of the world. Not everyone is crazy.
solo

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Again, no evidence. There "could" have been life on Mars, but there's no proof. Frozen water cannot sustain life. A planet without a hospitable environment or atmosphere does not support lifeforms.

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Many that claim to see an Unidentified Flying Object are seeing just that, an object that they are unable to identify. In the cases of people that claim to have seen alien mother ships, they are typically under a lot of stress/pressure and they are hallucinating. Some are drug addicts and others have mental disorders and suffer from delusions. The credibility of these eye witnesses are questionable, at best. If "everyone" saw a UFO, there would be validity in your claim, but not everyone sees such phenomena. Usually it is the bored crackpot on some farm that is dying for attention and fame that conjures up these tales of visitors from other worlds.
Debate Round No. 2
massvideogamer

Pro

Solo, I would like to begin my contradiction with citing a quote from your previous round: "Some are drug addicts and others have mental disorders and suffer from delusions. The credibility of these eye witnesses are questionable, at best." While this is true for some, may I point out that about twenty years ago, the most respected man at the country at the time, President Jimmy Carter, saw an undentified flying object? If the man who represents our country, the man who we wouldn't believe more than any other, has legitimate proof of life on other planets, then we all should have faith in the theory of life outside of planet earth. Adding on to this fact, I would like to add that there are way to many sitings for it to be fake.
solo

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The current President of the United States of America went on television and told the world that he was in contact with God and that God instructed him to invade Iraq. Lies. Or perhaps, delusions. But most certainly not the truth. I have also heard that another president, who shall remain nameless, often enjoyed wearing women's lingerie. Another president lied to the nation and said he did not have sexual relations with an intern when he knew that she had sucked on his penis. Then there's the president that planted eavesdropping devices to violate the privacy of American citizens. What does all this prove? It proves to us that Presidents tell lies and engage in activities found to be morally wrong by many. Your point does not stand up to scrutiny.

Also, what does faith have to do with anything. Having faith is not proof. Are you trying to start a new religion? Just because you have faith in the existence of something does not make it real. Many people believe in Scientology, but their faith does not make their belief real, does it? No, of course not.

Thanks for the debate! And do that report of yours! Good luck!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by EricW1001 9 years ago
EricW1001
you do play too many video games
Posted by Bosshalo 9 years ago
Bosshalo
Meh, I would like to say massvideogamer won, but you solo, put more of a convincing fight.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Haha, are you calling me a know-it-all?
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Thanks Yraelz... so how do you disprove the existence of aliens, Mr. Know-It-All?
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Well i don't think either of you proved anything but Solo gave massvideogamer the burden of proof and by not denying that he accepted it so I am going to give solo the win. Refutation of president point counted a bit also, that was good =)
Posted by rshortman 9 years ago
rshortman
Actually, there is evidence of life on Mars. Fossils of tiny, microscopic organisms were embedded inside Martian rock. They have found it to be improbable that the rocks came from another source (i.e. meteorite crashing landing). Dr. Frank Drake actually calculated the probability of life existing on other planets and even the existence of intelligent life on other planets in the form of a mathematical equation:

R* = 10/year (10 stars formed per year, on the average over the life of the galaxy)
fp = 0.5 (half of all stars formed will have planets)
ne = 2 (2 planets per star will be able to develop life)
fl = 1 (100% of the planets will develop life)
fi = 0.01 (1% of which will be intelligent life)
fc = 0.01 (1% of which will be able to communicate)
L = 10,000 years (which will last 10,000 years)
Drake's values give N = 10 × 0.5 × 2 × 1 × 0.01 × 0.01 × 10,000 = 10.

There is strong probability that alien life can and does exist elsewhere in the universe. We just have yet to make contact with it.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Hey massvideogamer... I don't know if it makes any difference to you, but I do believe that there is life on other planets. I just don't think there is any proof, and I'm not so certain that any would care to visit Earth. That's just me.
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