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Are aliens real?

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Started: 4/13/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nathanw2002

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Aliens are not real.
SamuraiPanda15

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I will start this debate by wishing my opponent good luck. So now, let us begin. I will assume we are talking about aliens under the definition 'not from earth'. The planet Mars was discovered to have a large ocean 450 feet deep that covered one-fifth of the planets surface 4.5 billion years ago. Any signs of life that swam in these waters could therefore be hidden in the Martian soil. The water was on Mars around the same period that life was on Earth. So 'aliens' (I'm using this term loosely) may have inhabited Mars water for a period of time.

One other note is that scientists believe that asteroids and comets were the key to the formation of life on Earth. In particular, these comet impacts likely caused amino acids to combine and form the building blocks of life. These same asteroids and comets could be soaring around in other planetary systems right now.

There are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe, the Milky Way Galaxy is just a spec on the map of space. For how infinity large the universe is the chances of there being some other type of life is astronomically high. The question you should be asking is "Will we be around to see any?"

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Debate Round No. 1
nathanw2002

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Debate Round No. 2
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My apologies for missing my debate for round two. As my opponent has forfeited both rounds I believe this debate is concluded.
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