Originally Posted by mibs
Now, if people were saying that the probability of life existing elsewhere is greater due to the sheer ridiculous massiveness of the universe, then that would make sense. Since the probability of something happening goes up the more opportunities you have of having it occur.
This is it. The more you roll a billion-sided die the higher chance you have to hit the number you want. The number of rocks orbiting warm things in space is the number of rolls. There are a lot of rocks orbiting warm things in space, so the chances of possible life is lots.
Scientists estimate that one intelligent similar-to-earth life is probable in each galaxy. Makes sense that we haven't had any communication yet, because intergalactic distances are fucking stupid far.