It's absurd to think we are alone in the Universe.
Borrowing from another post I made on these boards:
The universe is freaking big. It's mindblowingly big. Think of the biggest thing you can think of... multiply its size by like a million... and the universe is still way bigger.
- There are 8 planets in our Solar System
- There are ~100-400 billion solar systems in the Milky Way galaxy
- There are over 54 galaxies in our Local Group
- There are 10 Groups in the Virgo Supercluster
- There are millions (~10 million) superclusters in the observable universe.
If our solar system is typical, we can expect there to be 8 * 250billion * 54 * 10 * 10million other planets in the observable universe.
That is... 4.32e19 planets.
That is... 43,200,000,000,000,000,000 planets
And I'm being very generous and rounding down a lot. Seriously, it's huge.
Even if life on planets is extraordinarily rare, it's practically a statistical certainty that at least one other planet out there has life.
For perspective, if odds of there being life on a planet is one million-trillion to 1... then we can expect there to be life on 43 other planets.
And that's just planets. I'm ignoring the possibility of life on moons or other heavenly bodies as well -- and there are even more of those than there are planets.
And this is only the parts of the Universe we're able to see. Who knows how far it goes beyond that.
Of course... even if life exists, it's very possible (and very likely) that we will never see it, as it would simply be way too far away.
An assumption about what other species should be doing, based upon what we think our species (given technologies we are not sure can yet be created) should be doing in the future, all with the assumption there is another intelligent race in our own galaxy.
Just to make it clear: I agree that I misspoke. Infinite does not imply all possibilities. However, I like to believe that the universe does have all possibilities allowable by physics, even if there was no way to know.
i'd like to think that we got two possibilities only :D, it's either we are alone or not at a ratio of 50:50 but personally after watching some documentaries on youtube i have the conviction that conditions out there are way to harsh from exploding supernovas , excessive radiation emissions , massive black holes that eat up everything they come across and it would be hard to find anything that could survive that, i think there is not even a bacteria out there or some small insects like alien chameleons and lizards and if they exist they would be super mutated.
We are also 'out there'. So far have found over 1000 exoplanets in our short-lived and narrow search for them, some of which may have Earth-like conditions (i.e. Be habitable by a type or types of life we have already observed).
I think your views of the universe outside of the solar system have been rather skewed by sci-fi and/or inaccurate or exaggerated media. Supernovas are extremely rare, massive black holes are often dormant... The by far most common types of stars live a longer, more stable life than our own sun and finish it rather meekly (as 'star deaths' go) too. The universe is in many places, a rather static place, even over rather large timescales.