"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson
What we have in the universe and life as we know it today is an end result that may be misinterpreted as "design." In reality, though, these things come about through natural forces, just as we ourselves function entirely on natural laws, not through any "supernatural" force. We are a special little piece of the cosmos, perhaps comparable to other pieces elsewhere but too distant for us to detect today.
I do look forward to the day when an exoplanet with clear signs of life is discovered. I hope that they do succeed in lengthening lifespans soon as well, so that we who are alive today might even live to see what's on such a planet. All it would take would be a very fast probe..
Last edited by Maximatic; Jul 15 2012 at 01:23 AM.