by Ali Berman
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Photo: NASA

Boy do I hope this one is true. Aliens in my lifetime? Yes, please.

Andrei Finkelstein, a Russian scientist, said on Monday, “Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years.”

He noted that 10% of planets orbiting suns resemble earth. If water exists, which it has proven to do on other planets, then life can exist.

Finkelstein says that extraterrestrials will most likely look like humans with two arms, two legs and a head. What, nothing resembling horses or turtles on other planets? If there is one type of life, you’d think the case would be made that there would be a large variety, like what we have here.

Since 1960 Finkelstein has been looking for signals from life on other planets, and even beaming out our own radio signals. That’s right, we’re a noisy planet, looking to reach out to others.

I just hope that Stephen Hawking was wrong when he said that aliens would be more interested in our resources rather than our friendship. But then again, that would be quite “human” of them, wouldn’t it.

Via Huffington Post

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Rat King

    If aliens would be more interested in our resources than in our friendship – this would be a good lesson for the human being! Like this they would learn how it is to be exploited from the nails to the toes and from the hair to the bones and from the flesh to the guts – especially if the aliens would be a far more intelligent species! I think that the human being would deserve that lesson – before dying!

  • http://akamat.wordpress.com akaMat

    No we won’t because as soon as an Alien see’s what dumb asses human beings are they won’t want anything to do with us. And we don’t have to worry about them stealing our resources because if all the huge corporations keep raping our Earth the way they are there will be no resources left to take. : [

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

    He’s late by a few ten thousand years… They’ve been here all along feeding on our emotions!