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  • Submitted by: summerma
  • on February 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 937 words

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We Are Not Alone

      The issue of the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life is itself an extremely

fascinating and thought-provoking idea. To me, the fact that there may be life outside of

Earth seems unbelievable. I personally cannot even imagine there to be any other human-

like creatures in our universe. Although it may prove to be true in the future, it will be

difficult to believe unless there is actual evidence, such as pictures or some type of

recorded communication among the creatures. The discovery of extraterrestrial life would

probably hinder religious belief rather than foster it. If the extraterrestrial exist, then most

religions would be proven wrong. The discovery would most definitely be compatible

with certain religious views but incompatible with others depending on what is taught in

those religions and how it relates to extraterrestrial life. The most hard-hitting points to

be discussed on this controversial topic are the impact on humans if extraterrestrial life

actually exists, the complications that certain religions will face regarding this matter, and

the question of whether they are more advanced than we are.

The human race is such that if the people of one country are for example, affected

by a disease, then people all over the globe are made aware of it almost immediately

through phone calls, news or television, etc. There is a unity and love among humans,

regardless of our differences in appearance, culture, and religious belief. The human race

would be completely terrified and awestruck if we realize that we are not alone in the

world. “…the discovery of just a single bacterium somewhere beyond Earth would force

us to revise our understanding of who we are and where we fit into the cosmic scheme of

things, throwing us into a deep spiritual identity crisis…” (Davies 65).   What Paul Davies

means by this powerful statement is that if the extraterrestrial issue...

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