If you watch our space program, it isn't the scientists who say that "Life can occur on planet X" its the reporters. We uually set out to look for
"Earth like planets"
Earth like planets with condition favorable to life
Noone I know who is even remotely involved in any space program makes such statemenst setting up a possibility of life on a far ditnt world >WHY? Because its so damned evidence dependent.
We are all aware of your stand, many have had a great time trying to convince you of your errors .
When evidence on earth shows me such a long tortuous road to complex life (With many documented events that hd set the process back many times)
When the entire concept of deities is so culturally dependent such that belief systems have also evolved (along with ministerial management types) and the pomp and ritual of these evolved systems have also evolved with so many ridiculously competeing myths.
When how we deal with our dead evolves into other complex myths of how humans interact with these mythological creatures
I conclude that its all made up to give everyone a sense of calm about their mortality.
Maybe, , you merely interpret data differently than I.
I believe the title of the work was "The EVolution of God" Its a good popular recount of what evidence for and aginst something means in the nature of religious belief.
I am not, in respect to Lash, NOT going to respond because I too , don't want another 20 pages of debate on your favorite topic. SO if you respond to this, make it a show stopper so you know I wont do anything in cross examination.